One year to the date. Three hundred sixty five days ago, the surf world went into collective shock, as the news of Andy Irons’ death became a reality. The tour was in Puerto Rico for the search event, and Kelly was on the verge of title number 10.
Here we are, a year down the road, and Andy’s death still doesn’t seem real. Kelly is now on the verge of number 11, which he could clinch today. Kelly choked up in his post heat interview yesterday, mentioning Andy and the possibility of winning the title on this already historic day. The champagne is on ice, but you can bet there will be tears along with the joy today.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Irons family. Long Live A.I.