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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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Forging a career as an underwater surf photographer is, to put it lightly, a daunting task. RELATED: See showtimes, buy tickets for our tour If you want to photograph the best breaks in the world up close and personal, the job requires an immense amount of physical dedication. Shooters are required to constantly balance against hellish currents while swimming with bulky camera gear in hand and regularly have to wear one (or two) waves on the head as a price for their art. And now, with