These are the faces of the two most naturally talented surfers on tour. I know there’s some others coming up: Dane, Jordy, etc, but right know this is them. Chris Ward and Bruce Irons are hot and cold, unpredictable and take chances, but when put in waves that get their attention are pure genius. Isn’t that everything you want in a surfer?
Even the brands they ride for are spontaneous. Volcom and …LOST are two of the most original and counter culture surf brands to hit the industry in my lifetime, and that’s how they market these two.
Just look at this past weekend’s Rip Curl Search contest in Bali, Bruce and Chris were on a killing spree: Mick Fanning, Andy Irons and Taj Burrow all fell to these two slayers. While watching the live feed at my house, I made the statement that the Ward/Irons Semifinal was pretty much the Final of the event, and it was, with Bruce going on to win.
Bruce is over the tour with bigger and better things on his horizon, like some killer parts in a full line of videos put out by (Irons) Brothers Productions. Oh yeah, and a sequel to Veeco’s The Bruce Movie, dun-dun-dun.
Ward on the other hand is going to focus on the tour, with his main goal being a world title. That’s not to say he’s not going to get the clips. Shit, this guy can put together a killer video segment in couple of days and in his sleep.
Stay tuned for a …MORINformed interview I did with Ward, where he explains more in depth his Dream Tour plans.