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I remember the day Andy Irons died very clearly. It was Election Day, 2010. I planned to get a session in that grey morning at Cardiff, but I was running late to a lunch meeting with former SURFER Editor Steve Barilotti at Lotus Café in Encinitas, so no dice. After we caught each other up on our respective projects, I drove back to La Jolla when Barlo called and told me: “I just got word that Andy Irons died this morning. You should look into it.”
Shocked, I asked one question: “How did he die?”
I never imagined that answering that question would prove so torturously challenging and transformative.