Irons, Bruce

Prodigiously talented regularfooter from Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii; world-ranked #9 in 2005; winner of the 2001 Pipeline Masters and the 2004 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave contest at Waimea Bay; the proudly dissolute younger brother of three-time world champion Andy Irons.

Bruce Irons was born (1979) in Lihue, Kauai, a three-and-a-half-pound preemie, the son of a California-raised surfer-carpenter and nephew to 1964 United States Invitational winner Rick Irons. Raised in Hanalei,...