Did Andy Irons send a message?

It’s been a couple weeks since Andy Irons’ memorial gathering on Kauai, and images are still trickling out. While there are hundreds of beautiful shots from that very emotional day, the magnitude of this single shot taken at sundown is tough to match.

We’re not sure who snapped this photo of the sunset that day, but the cloud photographed looks a lot like a surfer soul-arching his way through the sky, baggy shorts and all, as if waving goodbye.

The image was posted by Sunny Garcia on his twitter account with the tease, “Check out this photo taken on the day of Andy’s service.”

As you’d expect, the overwhelming response was one of total amazement. Goosebumps have been rising as word of this has spread. Those who find comfort in “coincidences” like this are sure Andy — wherever he is — is riding well.

So is it real? We don’t know. But let’s hope so.

But more incredible images of Andy’s remarkable journey can be found in this amazing photo flip book put together by the lensmen at SURFING Magazine.