You’ve got some have some grit to surf in Ireland. It’s cold, windy, and the slabs are unforgiving. But Nic Von Rupp is no stranger to less than ideal conditions. Having surfed everything from Nazaré to Spain’s heaviest slabs, he’s learned to cope with the elements. Surfing in Ireland is not easy by any means, but it’s also rewarding if you’re willing to work for it like Von Rup.
How is it Autumn already? Summer felt like a blur and I blame the global pandemic. Despite being a weird year, many of us found ways to cope. For Tanner Gudauskas and Alex Kilauano that meant being in the water capitalizing on some great surf. Their film r is a reminder of those good vibes and that all wasn’t lost this summer. RELATED: Andy Irons Kissed By God Streaming Free Tomorrow to Benefit World Mental Health Day
“What are you doing? Get out there!” If Andy Irons ever told you that, you better have listened. That’s exactly what happened to Andy’s high school history teacher Scott Creamer one October day in the early 2000s, the day he considers the best barrel ride of his life. During that particular school break with everyone out surfing, Creamer showed up on the beach right as a massive south swell hit the West Side. Looking at the waves, Creamer watched Andy lay down his trademark style and end with
Three-time World Champion Andy Irons was, well, one of the best surfers to have ever lived. The power that Andy brought to surfing barrels and big waves all across the world influenced countless surfers both young and old, including none other than John John Florence (who is the only Hawaiian-born surfer to have since won back-to-back world titles). Florence once watched one of Andy’s perfect Pipe runs, and it’s an image that’s been seared into his mind ever since. Download and Stream Andy