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Video: Kelly Slater Remembers Getting Into a Fight With Andy Irons

On tour, the rivalry between Kelly Slater and Andy Irons often turned heated. One time, Kelly Slater shares, he and Irons got into a physical altercation while on a boat in Fiji. Both had been drinking, and things escalated quickly. Unknown to Irons, Slater’s father had recently passed away, and when Irons realized, he profusely apologized. But it did not end there.

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Slater shares: “Andy and I talked again that day and again at that time we were just in the middle of the day and he's like, "Hey man, I'm really sorry, about what I did," and I'm like, "Yeah, I'm sorry about what I said," and I go, "It was stupid," I go, "You didn't know my dad died, and I was using it to cover for fucking losing my hair, dude, don't worry about it, whatever." So we kinda got over it, but... And we were sorta friendly most of the rest of that year. And I think it was 2003 where things kinda got, really started getting heated between us.”

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Video: Experience the Beauty of Hawaii From Above
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Video: Experience the Beauty of Hawaii From Above

Video: Experience the Beauty of Hawaii From Above

While TGR may be known for our love of winter, there’s a special place in our heart for the island of Hawaii. We’ve been traveling to this tropical gem for nearly a decade, each time falling more in love with the island’s raw beauty and vibrant culture. "Kauai shares a similar kind of kindred spirit as Jackson Hole in its remoteness and its rawness," shares TGR co-founder Steve Jones.  RELATED: Andy Irons: Kissed By God During the filming of , we explored the area deeper—particularly from

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Video: Paddle Sessions at Nazaré Get Gnarly
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Video: Paddle Sessions at Nazaré Get Gnarly

Video: Paddle Sessions at Nazaré Get Gnarly

After the massive swell that hit Nazaré, Portugal in November 2018 provided for one of the best big-wave surfing events in history, the competitors and their friends, including Kai Lenny and Grant “Twiggy” Baker took advantage of lingering conditions to ride the waves in an unforgettable paddle session. RELATED: Aussie Surfers Fight Against Offshore Drilling The waves were just as big, but without the infrastructure and support from the WSL competition, the crew was out there on their own.

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‘Andy Irons: Kissed By God’ Wins Audience Favorite Award
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‘Andy Irons: Kissed By God’ Wins Audience Favorite Award

‘Andy Irons: Kissed By God’ Wins Audience Favorite Award

We are honored to announce that was named the “Audience Favorite Award” by the annual REEL Recovery Film Festival. This honor was presented at the Experience, Strength, and Hope Awards last Thursday in Los Angeles.  Watch Andy Irons: Kissed By God The award ceremony, now in its 10th year, was established by Writers in Treatment, a nonprofit organization that seeks to help writers suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and other afflictions. was recognized alongside TV star