Oh, I could not believe my ears this morning when I heard the news of Andy Irons’ untimely death. While I am not a surfer (I love boogie boarding, though), I have many surfing friends and I have enjoyed watching Andy surf in competitions worldwide. This loss will be felt far and wide. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Rest peacefully, Andy. You are loved and you have touched many lives. You will be greatly missed. Aloha.