Andy Irons was an amazing surfer who possessed an innate ability to find a diamond in the sea. This phenomenal tube was his first wave during a free surf warm up during the GLOBE/Fiji event being run at pumping Cloudbreak. This was captured at Restaurants where a stacked lineup of the worlds best were practicingIE:Slater Hobgoods ,Pancho and others in the perfect waves.
Andys hair was dry when he paddled into this gem. We were shooting from a jet ski with Scotty O'connor driving. He asked me who we were filming and I said whoever gets the bomb set. Not 30 seconds later here it came. We had to commit on the ski and go from behind the wave. The tide was dropping we dropped almost pearled the ski at the bottom as Andy spun on the wave. He was going in and out of the barrel looking at us on the flats jamming over the shallowest reef then pulling back in only to reappear from its beauty. The greatest memories of Andy Irons Days! It was such a pleasure to have known him. AI FOREVER! Enjoy this ride of Andys.