Andy Irons Day

The Governor of Hawaii declared February 13 (I know I’m a day late) “Andy Irons Day”. I didn’t know Andy or even surf enough to be considered a surfer. But last month I was in Kauai on the north shore which is where Andy made his home. One of the things that I noticed was all the makeshift memorials in his honor—I saw dozens but I suppose if you really look hard there are probably five times that amount. Most of them were surfboards tied to trees or rocks where the people said their last goodbye to their brother (brah as the locals say).