The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau

Eddie season is nearly upon us again where man and fibreglass take on a stupifying amount of water. The guest list is quite something this year, just one regrettably notable exception. Check out the late great Andy Irons taking it to the shorebreak at Waimea (at around 3 minutes and 40) – that man had some gargantuan tomatoes…

Surfing Canada in a snow storm

Winter seems to be here again. Better stick your boards in the garage and hang up your board shorts until summer right? Wrong. Go buy some more rubber and get in there you bunch of pansies…

Andy Irons I surf because…

I was inexplicably moved by the death of Andy Irons yesterday. Not so much by the actual event (I’ve never actually met him) but by the tragic irony of his return to form and final happiness after years of self torment. This was compounded by a wave of compassion and condolence that spread across the internet finally filling my news feed almost completely by mid morning today.

Rest in peace Andy Irons, my best wishes to your wife and family…