Surfers raise their arms in honor of the late Andy Irons during a paddle out memorial service in Porta Del Sol, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.
A few hundred surfers from the northern beaches community gathered for a tribute paddle-out to celebrate the life of American surfer Andy Irons.
The three-times world champion died suddenly last week, aged just 32, just a month before he was due to become a first-time father. The three-times world champion was found dead at a hotel in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, November 2.
Irons had reportedly been suffering from Dengue Fever in the lead-up to his shock death and had pulled out of a surfing event in Puerto Rico late last month to battle the viral infection.