The three-time world champion passed away during a stop on his way home from Puerto Rico to his home in Hawaii. The cause of death was reportedly dengue fever.
In his short lifetime, Irons became an inspiration to many young surfers and gave back to the youth in his home state of Hawaii. He and his family founded the annual Irons Brothers Pinetrees Classic, a surfing competition for Hawaiian youth that serves as inspiration for young people to give back to the community in which they grew up. For his commitment to the Hawaiian community, the governor of Hawaii has designated February 13 to forever be ‘Andy Irons Day’.
Andy Irons is survived by his wife, Lyndie, and his younger brother, Bruce, who is a former World Tour competitor.