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Andy Irons: Kissed by God Wins Best Doc at Surfer Awards

Andy Irons: Kissed by God is awarded at 1:44:45

TGR is beyond stoked to announce that at the 2018 Surfer Awards Andy Irons: Kissed by God won Best Documentary alongside some of surfing's finest films for the year. Film creators Steve Jones, Lyndie Irons, and Enich Harris were on hand alongside Andy's brother Bruce Irons and his parents to accept the award.

See the film on tour in a theater near you, including a weeklong run in New York City from December 7-13. Andy Irons: Kissed By God is also available in full to rent, download, and stream on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, XBox, Playstation, Vudu, Vimeo, xfinity, fandango, and most cable providers.

Andy Irons: Kissed By God is a film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the “People’s Champion.” He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

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Watch: Billy Kemper Wins WSL’s 2018 Jaws Challenge
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Watch: Billy Kemper Wins WSL’s 2018 Jaws Challenge

Watch: Billy Kemper Wins WSL’s 2018 Jaws Challenge

After a dramatic competition, Billy Kemper managed to edge out Kai Lenny, Koa Rothman, Grant Baker, Albee Layer and Tyler Larronde to win WSL's 2018 Jaws Challenge.  The annual event was postponed for a day due to dangerously large waves triggering concerns about the surfers' safety.  After the waves shrunk enough for the event to continue, the competitors managed to put together some impressive rides.  Check out highlights from the finals above.   Related: Matt Meola And Albee Layer Catch

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14-Year-Old Ty Simpson-Kane Turned Heads at Jaws
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14-Year-Old Ty Simpson-Kane Turned Heads at Jaws

14-Year-Old Ty Simpson-Kane Turned Heads at Jaws

When the Big Wave Contest at Jaws got called off on Monday afternoon due to dangerous conditions, 14-year-old prodigy Ty Simpon-Kane headed out into the building surf on the back of Pe’ahi legend Darrick Doerner’s jetski. Using his uncle Kai Lenny’s tow board, the young ripper had a dream day when he got several bombs and one massive barrel over the course of the afternoon.  Related: Billy Kemper Wins WSL's 2018 Jaws Challenge With mentors like those two, not to mention Ian Walsh, it’s

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Opening Day at Mavericks Gives Hope for Another Big Wave Contest Soon
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Opening Day at Mavericks Gives Hope for Another Big Wave Contest Soon

Opening Day at Mavericks Gives Hope for Another Big Wave Contest Soon

About an hour south of San Fransisco, down 280 towards Half Moon Bay is a rugged, rocky beach known as Mavericks. For the better part of year, the waves off Mavericks lie dormant and look no different than any other spot you would drive by on the Northern Californian coast. But for a few months during late fall and into the spring, and almost always after a strong winter storm, the waves off Mavericks can reach heights over 60 feet. The best big wave surfers from all over the world flock to