If there is one documentary every surfer on the planet is waiting to watch, it has to be this one. Andy Irons was a force of nature – Wild, unrelenting and unpredictable, but his surfing was a thing of beauty! He had a massive impact on the world of professional surfing, going from the wild child to a three time world champion and becoming Kelly Slater’s greatest rival at a time when no one could compare to the 9 time world champ. When you see the emotion from everyone in this film you realise how much Andy effected theirs and our lives. This one is going to be an emotional roller coaster!
“Are you kidding me!” was the phrase of choice for the commentators on the final day of the Volcom Pipe Pro. After utter perfection the day before, Pipe and Backdoor were a little meaner and bigger on finals day, but there were some ridiculous performances from the likes of Jamie O’Brien, Bruce Irons, Makai McNamara and of course the winner, Kelly Slater. (All 4 made the final). Jamie’s one wave at Pipeline had Kelly quoted as saying it was the best Pipe wave he had ever seen. So sit back and watch the show…
Volcom Pipe Pro Official Results
Shown in order of 1st through 4th. Surfers from Hawaii unless otherwise noted.
1st – Kelly Slater (USA) $16,000 and 3000 pts
2nd – Jamie O’Brien (HAW) $10,000 and 2250 pts
3rd – Makai McNamara (HAW) $4,750 and 1680 pts
4th – Bruce Irons (HAW) $4,250 and 1580 pts
Todd Chesser Hard Charger Award – Bruce Irons
Light trade off shores, groomed lines, jumping whales and perfect pits greeted surfers on Day 2 of the Volcom Pipe Pro 2016. For those of us on the opposite end of the earth, it meant another sleepless night as we watched in awe as tube after magnificent tube were ridden. It was a truly flawless day at Pipeline with a few gems at the Backdoor. Stand out surfers were Bruce Irons, Chris Ward, Jack Robinson and of course the man who has won this event more than any other, John Florence.
In a nail biter heat, Bruce Irons (HAW) jumped from third place to first with just forty seconds left on the clock. Sitting on the Backdoor side, Irons pulled into one of the biggest right-hand barrels of the day and navigated an exit as an explosion of cheers erupted from the beach crowd. With a 9.40 score, Irons secured the heat win and a slot into Round 4.
“The conditions are as good as it gets,” said the Kauai surfer. “It’s definitely probably one of the best days of winter. Lefts, rights, 8-10 feet offshore, what more do you want?”
Great Friday Mix for you this week starting with a free surf film from Oakley!
Join the likes of Jordy Smith, Sebastian Zietz, Adam Melling, Bruce Irons, Kolohe Andino and Julian Wilson among others as they travel from the pristine shores of Hawaii, around the world and back. Download your free copy of Oakley Dispatch: The Movie today at http://www.oakley.com/dispatchmovie.
Next up we have a new web series from base jumping nutter, Chris “Douggs” McDougall. Base Jump, Wingsuit, Skydive & lots of crazy antics! Douggs has led an incredible life over the last few years travelling the world! Follow “Base Dreams” the series for the highlights of Douggs falling & flying with his friends!
Last but not least check out skater, Jean Marc Johannes’ lastest web video with Globe Shoes as he shreds some of his favorite spots around Cape Town…