You may have been wondering where surfer Bruce Irons has been of late, as the Kauai native has been somewhat reclusive in recent months. Had it been wintertime we'd assume he was fishing for tuna and giant tubes at home in Hanalei Bay, an area where good waves, respect, local vibes, and no cameras are the law of the land.
Well, watching the video below should answer all questions about Bruce's whereabouts for the past couple months--he's been holed up in mainland Mexico with surfer Nathan Fletcher, scoring massive step-off pits, and launching some ludicrous airs, all riding tiny little quad hybrid tow-boards.
John and Eric Jackson are back again with the latest episode of "Brothers on the Run," a web series that follows the pro snowboarders on their journey from Alaska to Chile. This time, the brothers link up with pro surfers Bruce Irons and Coco Nogales in Mexico and test their surfing skills in double overhead waves.
After catching some of the "heaviest waves of their lives," the brothers and their crew map out the rest of their adventure. They've still got a long distance to go and begin to question whether or not they will make it to the south of Chile by the end of summer. Despite their lengthy journey looming in front of them, John and Eric find time for a pit stop in Puerto Escondio in the state of Oaxaca and experience its colorful local market. Find out what they discover there in this adventure-filled episode of "Brothers on the Run."
This tribute to the late Andy Irons is courtesy of brother Bruce and Volcom. It's been a year and a half since surfing lost one of its greatest talents on November 2, 2010, and the wounds are obviously still fresh. The video serves as a reminder that Andy's spirit is alive in his brother and young son, Axel.
Here are the first peaks at the flood of incredible images to come from the monster swell that is just now backing down to human-levels in Tahiti. After a Saturday morning that saw sets washing through the lagoon, threatening the contest scaffolding, and keeping Billabong from getting camera crews out to the channel, the seas calmed just enough around mid day to get the promised webcast up an running. What unfolded next would be one of the most exciting spectacles in modern sport, a live webcam of surfing's gladiator pit. Tow teams from around the world, including Laurie Towner, Makua Rothman, Nate Fletcher, Alex Grey, Benjamin Sanchis, Bruce Irons, and more converged on Teahupoo to greet this monster. As you'll see, the biggest bombs of the day would go completely below sea level and implode on the dry end section. Surprisingly nobody died, considering how many horrific wipeouts went down. Reportedly, Maya Gabeira took a nasty one and came up foaming at the mouth and bleeding from her ears. No thanks.
Check out Surfer Mag's photos here.
And check out Bruce Irons riding naked on a jet ski here. seriously.
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This aussie news station decides to toss a cute chick into the channel...
Here is the entire 4-part Red Bull Minor Threat mini-series in its entirety. The last episode was released today, and it does not disappoint.
Red Bull enlisted the help of some serious A-list filmers like Rick Rifici and Kai Neville to film and edit their A-list talent, from Bruce Irons to Kolohe Andino, making for quite the impressive little production. The crew absolutely scores empty Lance's Right, not an easy proposition with the amount of surfers and boats clogging the Mentawai lineups these days.