The name Bruce Irons is synonymous with innovation, progression and style in surfing and crowds gather in masses to catch a glimpse of his moves whenever he graces the water. Securing legend status with or without a contest jersey, Bruce is known for his fearless approach to heavy reef breaks and for big airs. Bruce is from Hanalei, Kauai and older brother of the late three-time world champion Andy Irons. Best known for his radical aerial maneuvers and fearless tube-riding abilities, he claims he will surf any wave on the planet.
Born in Lihue, Kauai, he was raised on the North Shore where he began surfing at age seven. After a successful amateur career with several wins in the United States Surfing Championships, he went pro shortly after graduating high school. After placing second place in 1998 and third in 2000, he defeated eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater to win the 2001 Pipe Masters event. On October 3, 2004 after qualifying for the World Championship Tour, he again defeated the seven-time champion in the semifinals at the Association of Surfing Professionals Quiksilver Pro France event, only to lose to his brother in the final. Bruce is nominated for the “Monster Tube” award at the 2012 Billabong Global Big Wave Awards.
Bio courtesy of: Volcom