Happy Birthday Andy Irons! R.I.P. AI

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Andy Irons would have turned 34 today if not for his unfortunate and untimely death on November 2, 2010. Birthdays are supposed to be a joyous occasion, and so, we’ve compiled some of Andy’s best photos and videos that show his true, playful nature.

We love you Andy, and hope you’re celebrating a rad, barrel-filled birthday wherever you are.

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Teahupoo, Photo: Flindt

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Photo: Bielmann

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GLOBE contest in Tavarua, Fiji. Photo: Bielmann

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Andy Irons headshot

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Andy in front of the Billabong NYC store in Times Square.

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North Shore, Photo: Bielmann

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Pipeline, Photo: Flindt

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Kelly Slater vs Andy Irons, Photo: Bielmann

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Andy’s quiver, Photo: Kenworthy

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Photo: Bielmann

Feast your eyes on some of our favorite Andy videos. “I surf because…“, really showcases Andy’s passion, conflict and love for the sport of surfing.

Some of the best tube riding by Andy Irons at Teahupoo in 2007.

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