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From KTLA News | November 17, 2010
A memorial held Sunday for three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons drew thousands of people to Huntington Beach and to other similar memorials around the world. Sunday's paddle-out coincided with memorials globally, with surfers from around the world also showing up in Hawaii to support his family and friends. The Huntington Beach tribute began on the sand with those who knew Irons speaking about his life and legacy. Longtime friend and pastor Sumo Sato, who performed the service, said Irons' wife Lyndie is heartbroken, especially as the birth of their son Axel nears in the next few weeks.
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July 7, 2008
The Huntington Beach Surf Walk of Fame recently announced its 15th class of inductees. The six inductees will have their footprints marked in front of Jack’s Surfboards, cementing their status as significant contributors to the sport and its culture. Among the list of six inductees are Andy Irons, Wayne Lynch, Buzzy Trent, Drew Kampion, Lynn Boyer and Rich Chew. Chew, a Huntington Beach native, recently retired after more than three decades of service with the San Clemente Lifeguards.
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November 20, 2003
RICK FIGNETTI We have a new world longboard champ as the $50,000 Oxbow Pro Long Board championship finals were held down at Ragland, New Zealand last week. Two former world champs battled it out in 4- to 5-foot surf conditions that got a little bumpy by the end. Australian Beau Young made it his second Assn. of Surfing Professionals title, picking up $7,000 with the win over California's style-master Joel Tudor. Young came into the event rated No. 6 and left rated numero uno. To make the event even more special, Beau, with his dad on hand, the legendary, Nat Young, a four-time world longboard champ himself, gave his dad a birthday present, another title for the family!
FEATURES
By Rick Fignetti | November 5, 2008
The world championship surfing tour was way down south in Brazil last week for the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro in Imbituba. The tour is winding down with the last two events, as surfers are trying to secure their standings for the 2008 season. Big Aussie Bede Durbidge caught a couple bomb sets in the final to take the win pretty handily over the “French Man” Jeremy Flores. The victory moved Durbidge up in to the No. 2 spot in the ratings ahead of Australian Taj Burrow and behind newly crowned world champ in Spain at Mundaka, the U.S.’s Kelly Slater.
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By Michael Miller | November 17, 2010
He wasn't a resident of Huntington Beach. But standing at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, where tributes to Hawaiian surfer Andy Irons dominated both sides of the intersection Monday, you wouldn't know it. As far as Surf City is concerned, Irons had a home by that famous pier, and after his unexpected death Nov. 2, the town memorialized him like a friend and family member. Jack's Surfboards, on the north side of the intersection, displayed a huge black-and-white photo of the three-time world champion with the words, "In Loving Memory of Andy Irons — 1978-2010.
SPORTS
By James Pribram | August 25, 2010
As of Tuesday, the Billabong Pro being held at Teahupoo, Tahiti, again saw small surf in the one- to two-foot range and has forced event organizers to call another lay day. However, a slightly improved forecast for later in the week could see the world's best surfers slotting themselves into the perfect barrels of Teahupoo in the coming days. The Billabong Pro Tahiti, which will be No. 5 out of the 10-event tour on the 2010 ASP World Tour, is a crucial venue for the ASP Top 45. With the ASP World Tour halfway through its season and soon to see a drastic reduction from the Top 45 surfers to the Top 34 (Top 32 finishers plus two wild cards)
NEWS
July 21, 2005
Mike Sciacca The world's largest surfing competition, the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill, gets underway Friday at the Huntington Beach Pier. The U.S. Open of Surfing anchors the Bank of the West Beach Games. More than 600 athletes from around the globe will compete in surfing, skateboarding, BMX and volleyball. The Bank of the West Beach Games run July 28-31 at the pier. More than 500 world-class surfers from the U.S. and abroad will compete over a 10-day period in five divisions of competition.
SPORTS
By James Pribram | August 18, 2010
Here we are going into event No. 5 out of 10 on the ASP World Tour, with Jordy Smith winning event No. 4 for his first world tour victory. This after Kelly Slater had gone on a mini two-event hot streak of his own, winning one and placing second before a shocking Round 3 defeat at the hands of local and wild-card entry Sean Holmes at the Billabong Pro in South Africa and placing equal 17th. The defeat for Slater was so bad that Smith, who went on to win the event, also overtook Slater as the No. 1-ranked surfer in the world.
SPORTS
James Pribram | September 8, 2010
Don't call it a comeback, because Andy Irons has been here before. Nineteen times, in fact, to go along with three world titles. But Irons' 20th win of the world tour might be not only the sweetest but also the most defining moment of his career. After taking a one-year sabbatical from the world tour due to burnout and a much-needed year of personal growth, Irons has stormed back, taking out the Billabong Pro for his 20th career victory on the world tour and skyrocketing up the world tour rankings to seventh place.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jack Salisbury | July 16, 2008
The surfing community places less value on recognition and honors than most others. Just ask Seal Beach native Rich Chew, who got flak from friends after being inducted into the Huntington Beach Surf Walk of Fame. “It’s a huge a honor,” he said. “I took a lot of ribbing from my friends and stuff, but overall it’s great to be recognized by your peers for a sport that you absolutely love.” The 62-year-old Chew, who attended Huntington Beach High School, is one of six members of the 2008 class of inductees into the Surfing Walk of Fame, centered at Jack’s Surfboards.
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By Michael Miller | November 17, 2010
He wasn't a resident of Huntington Beach. But standing at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, where tributes to Hawaiian surfer Andy Irons dominated both sides of the intersection Monday, you wouldn't know it. As far as Surf City is concerned, Irons had a home by that famous pier, and after his unexpected death Nov. 2, the town memorialized him like a friend and family member. Jack's Surfboards, on the north side of the intersection, displayed a huge black-and-white photo of the three-time world champion with the words, "In Loving Memory of Andy Irons — 1978-2010.
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From KTLA News | November 17, 2010
A memorial held Sunday for three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons drew thousands of people to Huntington Beach and to other similar memorials around the world. Sunday's paddle-out coincided with memorials globally, with surfers from around the world also showing up in Hawaii to support his family and friends. The Huntington Beach tribute began on the sand with those who knew Irons speaking about his life and legacy. Longtime friend and pastor Sumo Sato, who performed the service, said Irons' wife Lyndie is heartbroken, especially as the birth of their son Axel nears in the next few weeks.
NEWS
By Andrea Hanst | November 17, 2010
Sunday in Huntington Beach could not have been more pristine, as local surfing royalty, friends and fans of the late Andy Irons gathered on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier to pay tribute to the legendary surfing icon. Still reeling from shock after Irons' untimely death at age 32 on Nov. 2, this surfing community gathered first on the sand for a beautifully executed memorial and then a somber procession into the surf for a traditional paddle-out to honor their fallen brother.
SPORTS
James Pribram | September 8, 2010
Don't call it a comeback, because Andy Irons has been here before. Nineteen times, in fact, to go along with three world titles. But Irons' 20th win of the world tour might be not only the sweetest but also the most defining moment of his career. After taking a one-year sabbatical from the world tour due to burnout and a much-needed year of personal growth, Irons has stormed back, taking out the Billabong Pro for his 20th career victory on the world tour and skyrocketing up the world tour rankings to seventh place.
SPORTS
By James Pribram | August 25, 2010
As of Tuesday, the Billabong Pro being held at Teahupoo, Tahiti, again saw small surf in the one- to two-foot range and has forced event organizers to call another lay day. However, a slightly improved forecast for later in the week could see the world's best surfers slotting themselves into the perfect barrels of Teahupoo in the coming days. The Billabong Pro Tahiti, which will be No. 5 out of the 10-event tour on the 2010 ASP World Tour, is a crucial venue for the ASP Top 45. With the ASP World Tour halfway through its season and soon to see a drastic reduction from the Top 45 surfers to the Top 34 (Top 32 finishers plus two wild cards)
SPORTS
By James Pribram | August 18, 2010
Here we are going into event No. 5 out of 10 on the ASP World Tour, with Jordy Smith winning event No. 4 for his first world tour victory. This after Kelly Slater had gone on a mini two-event hot streak of his own, winning one and placing second before a shocking Round 3 defeat at the hands of local and wild-card entry Sean Holmes at the Billabong Pro in South Africa and placing equal 17th. The defeat for Slater was so bad that Smith, who went on to win the event, also overtook Slater as the No. 1-ranked surfer in the world.
NEWS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 4, 2010
Things are beginning to really heat up at the Huntington Beach Pier. Today marks the stretch run for the U.S. Open of Surfing presented by Hurley, Nike 6.0 and Converse, a four-day blitz of sports and entertainment action that will culminate with champions crowned and major prize money earned. The nine-day event began Saturday and concludes Sunday. The Assn. of Surfing Professionals' Prime Men's, six-star Women's, grade-2 Men's Junior Pro and grade-4 Women's Junior Pro competitions continue today and Friday leading up to the weekend semifinals and finals.
FEATURES
By Rick Fignetti | November 5, 2008
The world championship surfing tour was way down south in Brazil last week for the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro in Imbituba. The tour is winding down with the last two events, as surfers are trying to secure their standings for the 2008 season. Big Aussie Bede Durbidge caught a couple bomb sets in the final to take the win pretty handily over the “French Man” Jeremy Flores. The victory moved Durbidge up in to the No. 2 spot in the ratings ahead of Australian Taj Burrow and behind newly crowned world champ in Spain at Mundaka, the U.S.’s Kelly Slater.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jack Salisbury | July 16, 2008
The surfing community places less value on recognition and honors than most others. Just ask Seal Beach native Rich Chew, who got flak from friends after being inducted into the Huntington Beach Surf Walk of Fame. “It’s a huge a honor,” he said. “I took a lot of ribbing from my friends and stuff, but overall it’s great to be recognized by your peers for a sport that you absolutely love.” The 62-year-old Chew, who attended Huntington Beach High School, is one of six members of the 2008 class of inductees into the Surfing Walk of Fame, centered at Jack’s Surfboards.
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