CARLSBAD, California/USA (Wednesday, September 8, 2010) – Andy Irons (HAW), 32, past three-time ASP World Champion, saw a sensational return to form last week when he won his first event in over three years, the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Following a sabbatical from full-time competition in 2009, the iconic Hawaiian is back in a big way and Transworld SURF caught up with him following his win to discuss Tahiti, the ASP Top 10 and a potential ASP World Title campaign. This…is their story…
TransWorld SURF: What’s up Andy, how are ya?
Andy Irons: I’m exhausted. I got sick right after coming home from Tahiti—I think all the emotions and everything finally caught up with me.
Well congratulations on the big win—we were all really stoked for you.
Right on man, I couldn’t believe it!
Even though the waves weren’t what we were all hoping for, it was fun and exciting to watch.
Yeah, that’s the same shit I grew up surfing—thousands and thousands of days just like that at a spot here on Kauai. It was like I was surfing at home that day.
At what point did you think you had a shot at winning the whole thing?
I didn’t think I had a…
For full interview, check out Transworld SURF’s ‘Andy Irons Interview’
For more on ANDY IRONS, check out his ASP WORLD TOUR PROFILE
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