Andy Irons was known to everyone as a champion; an unstoppable fluid force to be reckoned with in the lineup. As a photographer, I have always admired Andy's style and dreamt of working with someone of his caliber. I was lucky enough to spend some time with him in Mexico, and he was everything the photos and films I had watched for years had hyped. His legacy will be his passion for the sport of surfing, and his loyalty to his family. Andy's passing leaves us all knowing and feeling, he is gone too soon. I will be sincerely praying for Andy's family, friends, and fans, and especially for his wife and baby on the way.