Blood Brothers

Surfing champ Andy Irons may get more than he bargained for when little bro Bruce joins the tour

Originally Published: November 24, 2003
By By Chris Smith | ESPN The Magazine
Never mind that Andy Irons is the reigning world surfing champ. Forget that Bruce Irons is brimming with the sweet satisfaction of finally having earned the right to challenge Andy on the pro tour. Doesn't matter if they're in Tahiti or Australia, or here on a beachside Oahu back porch with an epic view of the Banzai Pipeline. The backdrop may change, but sibling rivalry never does. Bring the Irons boys together, and they're back on Kauai in their childhood bedroom, an 8'x8' shed built by their dad. And something's likely to get broken.