The news of Andy Irons death hit hard. It was unthinkable that someone with so much talent and ability could be taken away so early in life. Then I began to think about the family he has left behind and the pain they must be going through. This is truly a horrible tragedy and we will all suffer. I never had the privilege of meeting Andy but know he was a close friend with Ian and several other close friends of mine who are understandably shaken up. Andy was without a doubt one of the best surfers to ever paddle out and also on of my personal favorites. I have WeekWithWalshy episodes that I was planning to upload on to the site but have chosen instead to pay respects to a fallen legend. Andy's death was truly tragic and the world will be a sadder place because of it but in this sadness I believe we can find hope in the beauty that was his surfing. Our prayers are with your family.