I cannot believe it's been 5 years since Andy Irons passed away. He was a very young, active, and great surfer... surfing is a talent that only some people are able to develop, and Andy had a gift to deal with the waves... My wish is that the family has been able to cope with the painful moment of losing a child, a brother and a husband. May our Heavenly Father continue granting them the strength and the inner peace, and become their Source of comfort.
May you be in the heavinly line up Andy.
God is amazing, bless your wife ,child, and all of your family. Respectfully in Christ,with love from the bottom of my guillz. "Sharkey"
Rest in peace, beautiful young man.
There are no words to express, still only tears. May God bless him and his family & friends.
You will be truly missed.
Andy was a great guy. He was a living legend. And so the legend lives on after he is gone. Bruce I wish you the best in coping with your loss. Losing a family member is a very hard thing. Your Friend Michelle Cruz Rutman.
I give you all my blessing to Andy's family. I hope that they will find strength to pass through this difficult time. Love always, x
The loss is deeper than the ocean's depth; as deep as the love so many have for Andy. That will remain in the present as we surf with more respect for nature for the lessons we can learn. Just to enjoy the ocean is a gift from God! Andy's youthful attitude will be with us when we paddle out, bringing new meaning to our experience, shining the light on the eternal destiny of our passions.
My buddy's young son had a birthday this past weekend and we did an Andy Irons tribute. Everybody made TShirts with Andy's name on it. Anywhere from 3 to 14 everybody made Andy shirts to pay tribute. I watched Andy when he was a kid and said that guy is going to be world champion some day. Not only was he champ he was 3 times world champ when Kelly was at the top of his game. He will be missed by millions and the day he died was similar to the day Michael Jackson died - except Michael was all over the news and surfers everywhere were calling each other. I'm at a loss for words for his wife, his brother, family, and all those effected. It doesn't seem right not to have an Irons on the WTC. Maybe Bruce can share some of the magic with us again. I was so fired up when Andy was back on the tour, had him on my fantasy team, and stoked to have a top American competitor back in the ring. I was ecstatic about his win at Chopes. I stayed in the same hotel he stayed at in Salina Cruz and saw the hat he wore when he won the contest at Barra. I've seen surfers and friends pass but this one really hurts.
Andy was my hero, my heart is broken. I pray for his wife and family that they can find the strenth to get through this time of tragic loss, Andy was to young, life can be so unfair. Much love from venice beach!
My deepest condolences to Andy's wife, baby boy and family.
Miss you dearly - Jo from Ulmarra, Australia
Andy was such a legend around the world - far to young to leave this beatiful world - condolences to his wife, baby boy and family - from Jo - Australia
Fiji will miss you Andie. Isa Isa , Moce
Prayers for Andy's parents, family members, wife and son...as well as his friends and fans world-wide..from Huntington Beach. May his legacy live on forever. The world was Blessed to have witnessed his amazing talent. The surfing world, as we knew it, no longer exists...Peace and Comfort to all.
Andy is now surfing with god
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RIP Andy. We will miss you in Australia. My condolences to the Irons Family.
To the family and friends of the deceased. May God comfort you in your time of loss.
We will miss you a lot, Andy. To Andy's family, our heartfelt condolences and especially for your child, all the love in the world.
So sad Andy was too young. Rest in peace brother. God bless the Iron's family I hope you find the strength to move forward. Andy- ride that wave in the sky.. Aloha bro..
Sorry for your loss. I understand how are you all feeling. But something that had help me is knowing the promisse God give us, to bring back our love ones to live on a paradise earth. My condolences.
Gonzalez Family-Perth Amboy NJ
I´m sure God has a perfect plan for everyone and although I even didn´t know Andy and live so far here in Brazil, I can feel in my heart the pain you all are having to face now, I´ve been praying for you all every minute of day. I´m sure the power of God will relieve and re-build your hearts. Sorry for my English. All my love and prayers! Karina (Brazil)
Lights will guide you home Andy. I pray for you and your family. Gone to soon, such a tragedy for all especially your son. Much Aloha
Abundant Love from God goes out from Him through my wife and I out to the family and friends of the beloved Andy Irons, Mahalo Andy for being on the top of my prosurfers prayer list...Hope to see you soon in our eternal state... Praying that my wife and I will get oppurtunity to meet and make friends with your child and family.. Much Love and RESPECT for all, ALOHA and ALOOOOOOOHAAA
Thoughts and prayers from everyone in Topsail Island, North Carolina
MAY THE STRENGTH OF GOD CARRY YOU,BLESS THE WHOLE FAMILY Kassandra,Corona,Ca.
In My Pocket
I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.
They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.
Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
PRAYERS FROM THE IRONS FAMILY OF ALABAMA & TEXAS...
Andy rode upon the free flowing water of the oceans..God's energy force.
To be able to do it well took passion and skill.
I'll miss the Ironman!
It's a very sad day in surfing's history..Life is short,enjoy it..R.I.P. Andy,you will be missed
So sad, will be missed. Sorry to his family & Brother Bruce & wife Lyndie. This sucks. R.I.P. A.I.
Andy, I knew you only in spirit, and what a GREAT spirit that was(is). You surfed from within. Simple. Complex. Peace
Although I did not have the pleasure to meet Andy he is a man that will always shine and inspire many. My prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time. May you find some comfort over the years that Andy is watching from heaven. God Bless
HI my name is Reynaldo Altamirano, a surfer from Central America, i do not have the correct words to express the sadness that invaded the surfing community when the news started to spread. Any of these guys on the world tour are an inspiration for all surfers. Andy was someone who shined birghter than al these stars, and his legacy will prevail throught out history. All we have to do is watch the endless footage to remember and admire what you did on a board!!! Tahnk you for that great gift you gave to all surferkind. Peace to all his family. And his unborn son or daughter will have the doors of surfing heaven wide open cus his/her dad already payed all his dues. R.I.P A.I. Next waves are 4 u bra!!!! Say hello to the Big Cahuna for all of us. And we will will still be waching you, still being amazed of your talent and carisma. Peace bra.... Eternal peace::::
RayRay Guatemala 2010.
iam sorry about your lose
Our prayer are with the whole Irons family (including my son Brandon Irons). What a tragic loss and sadness. Wish I could be with all of you right now to celebrate his astonishing life and legacy...I will be with you in spirit and in my heart. My love to you all. Alison (Irons) Joyce
MAY GOD COMFORT AND CONSOLE YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
MAY YOU CHERISH THE MEMORIES AND THE LOVE HE LEFT IN YOUR HEART.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY
My dearest sympathies are with the Irons family. While you ache at this time remember that God is binding up the painful. See him and you shall find comfort. Psalms 147:1,3
Thoughts and prayers are with Lyndie and her unborn son, may the spirit of your husband live on forever! Many surfers near and far will miss him!
My thoughts and prayers are with the Irons Family in their time of grief. At times like these, "God is near to those that are broken at heart; And those crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34:18) I hope this will bring the family a measure of comfort.
So very sorry for the last of Andy, He will certainly be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family. May the true God of comfort be with you in your time of pain, we know that we were promise a time of no more sickness,and death, no more pain and sorrow.
Let the good time's roll. r.i.p A.I
I am so sorry for your loss, Sweetie! I know this loss, I have been there. All I say say is that they would want us to move on in the beat way we can. Not easy!
Very hard. I wish I had the magic words to make this all better for you, but I don't. We can only move on in their memory and make our lives the best possible! Do that for you and your baby and find a way to make things better!
aloha with love
Rest in peace Andy and may your surf journey continue for eternity....Aloha...Sheila & Ron - North Shore, HI
Andy rest in peace bro,you will be missed by all.east coast and west coast love ya bra....j b
ALOHA, Andy. Prayers go out to your family and friends. Hope all your waves in Heaven are awesome barrels! R I P
sin conocerte es como si fueras de mi familia,espero que me enseñes a surfear en el cielo.R.I.P
Fly free Andy, no earth or sea can contain your spirit for you belong to the universe now. Your work is done, but for those still here who knew you and love you, time has stopped, the world has grown darker, and life will never be the same. That is the price we pay for love. To your wife, unborn son, parents, family, friends, and fans - his spirit is soaring and he is riding a never-ending wave of peace and joy. Take comfort from one another and in his memory. That is his lasting and most precious legacy. You remain in my prayers.
Prayers of comfort and love to all of Andy's Family .
When his son is born you will see Andy's face again .Lyndie what a gift Andy left you . Andy's son will help to heal all of you'r hearts.
Andy will always be watching over you .
Tahiti is with you sending love.
Peace and love
my heart goes out to his family...may peace come quickly..wingnutjr...wbnc
Another star in the sky,
with deepest symphaty,
an italian's Andy fan
A GREAT SURFER A TRULY GREAT MAN . MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS BROTHER BRUCE AND HIS WIFE AND FAMILY! THE SURFING COMMUNITY HAS LOST A GREAT BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!
To the family and friends of Mr. Andy Irons. Please accept my condolences on the lost of your love one. May God grant you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
I was saddened to read about Andy's death he was loved by all and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his wife and precious baby.
May you rest in the peace of our heavenly Father, you'll catch many big waves in heaven. God Bless. (Holmes, PA)
Rest in Peace. You touched the lives of many and will not be forgotten !! Ray Pletcher( Venice Fl.)
I am so sorry for your loss, may the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with you in your time of grief.
May God put his arms around you to care for you and that precious baby you are soon to deliver at this sad moment. Not only you but also to Andy's parents and the rest of his family and friends. You have a Guardian Angel looking down on you. May God give you strength, peace, and courage.
Andy, May you rest in Peace. "Hang Ten"
To the the family of Andy Irons - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Andy will be missed by many.
Rest in Peace Andy. Gods blessings to the family.
My condolences to family and friends. RIP Andy.
rest in peace ,,, we will never forgett you ! we will pray for you and your family...
i am very sad to here of the death of andy and feel so sorry for his parents brother and wife u will be in my prayers he will awaken to real paradise south oc and island lover
i am a surfer from morocco but i live in NC (our condolence from morocco to Irons Family and Kauai
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.RIP Andy ,Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.u remain in our heart forever.
I was greatly saddened to learn of the untimely loss of your precious Andy. When someone we love dies, especially someone as young as Andy, it leaves an empty spot in our hearts which could never be filled by any other person.
Soon, however, in a new world of god's making, all pain, sickness and suffering will all be gone forever. Until then, I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Peace be with you. Hang ten, my friend.
I'm not a surfer but many friends of mine are. And I know how hard they are taking this. My condolences to the Irons family.
may the love of family & friends help you through this time of sorrow. Peace be with you.
god bless you and your family and your new baby boy about to be born. RIP Andy- WB ride that wave in the after life !!!
"How terribly sad when we lose our loved ones too soon and so young. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Irons family and close friends. May Andy's unborn child know of his father's great legacy and love. May you rest in peace in the arms of God."
My deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you Lyndie, his parents and brother, Bruce. God bless you all!
My deepest sympathies to his family!!! I am terribly sorry to learn of his passing. I pray the child will bring a little piece of immortality for the family to embrace. God bless all of you.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May the Lord walk with you and your family at this time of passing. You were so loved by all. Cheryl Hoiby Hanalei,Hawaii
R.I.P. Andy. My condolences to the family.
My thoughts & prayers go out to the Irons family. Andy you were an example to all and your legacy will live on with us all; family, friends and everyone in the surfing community. You will truly be missed.
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With in a new Sunrise
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So very sad...RIP..Hang Ten!!
Peace and blessings to the family!
To the Family,
I was saddened to read about the passing of Andy, and send deepest condolences.
I have several fond memories of being in Hawaii and watching the surfers on the pipeline and was always amazed at their ability and determination. The world has lost a great person, who will indeed be missed.
May your faith embraced your broken hearts. Much healing is needed and may the doctors discover the cause of such a sudden passing. Grief is a personal journey that touches a person to the core -- take all the time you need.
Will continue to keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Please take care !
Rest in peace Andy, I'll be saying a prayer for you & your family. God bless
Sadness in my heart but happiness in the big ocean in the sky....they welcomed another wave rider. Much sympathy to Andy's family. Mahalo for all the great rides - we loved to see you fly. Aimee (Exton, PA)
Rest in Peace Andy. You were truly amazing.
God Bless his wife, family, friends and the surf community!
It will never be the same ever without you,(Triple Crown).I will miss the roar as the crowds jump to their feet as you ace the waves as always. The antics and smiIes. I pray peace for you and your family , Lyndie and Baby. RIP ANDY IRONS.
Andy Irons... this is your biggest Wave of your life ride it hard ride it with peace....your new baby son will catch that wave with you to carry on with your legacy of strength,love,peace... RIP dear one..
R.I.P., and God bless and hold your family.
Aloha Andy, you are celebrated and honored! Champion Soul for LIFE! All of your Ohana, The Garden Isle, Your lifelong friends will FOREVER LOVE and MISS you Sweetheart. Now that you are FREE, SOAR high, SING loud and Shine on us All. Aloha and Mahalo for sharing your life with all of us~
Love Sunny Blades Miller
Still can't beleive it... All our prayers are with the Iron's Family.
Still hard to beleive... All our prayers are with the Irons family right now.
OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THIS YOUNG MANS FAMILY AND HISWIFE AND FAMILY MEMBERS ON THIS MANS GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THESURFING
You will be sorely missed Andy peace and comfort to your wife Lyndie who is due with your son today. To your brother , and your family. You will not be forgotten paddle outs are being scheduled all over the country for you RIP enjoy the waves with Jesus in heaven with Mark Foo and Eddie Aikua. You are a legend and will stay a legend I will miss you and i pray for comfort of your family in this tragic time. God Bless Brah big barrels of love for Sharkey
Very, very sad. I'm sorry for your loss. I happened to stumble upon this in the on-line obits and read it. Andy sounds like he was a very talented and wonderful guy. Again, so very sorry.
prayers to the wife and unborn child sorry for your loss when this should be the most joyous time in your lives.