Monthly Archives: November 2010

Blue Rush Board Sports BOGA Paddle Boards

We are super stoked to have NorCals largest dedicated SUP store feature BOGA paddle boards.  Blue Rush Board Sports is located in the heart of Sausalito, Marin, a paddle boarding mecca of the bay area.  The shop features passionate/dedicated owners and a line up of Jimmy Lewis, Starboard, C4 and BOGA Paddle Boards all within about 50 ft of the SF Bay.  Demos are available right outside the door and they host races in the bay with low entry fees, good aloha and competitive paddling.  Go check them out and tell them you want to demo a BOGA Paddleboard.

Any Irons Dies

The world of competitive surfing is mourning Andy Irons, a three-time world champion and one of Hawaii’s best-ever big-wave riders, who was found dead Tuesday in a Dallas hotel room.

His death is being investigated as a possible methadone overdose, according to Honolulu’s Star Advertiser.

Irons, 32, had been suffering from dengue fever, a tropical illness whose symptoms include severe headaches and joint pain. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday. Results of toxicology tests to determine the exact cause of death could take 60-90 days.

Irons, the world champion from 2002 to 2004, had just returned to competitive surfing after a year off. He had been on his way home to Hawaii on Tuesday after withdrawing from a contest in Puerto Rico.

The surfing world reacted with shock to the news of his death. “The kind of surfing he did was so creative and so different from any other surfer,” pro surfer Evan Valiere told the Star Advertiser. “He was real fluid, but real powerful at the same time. When he was on, I don’t think anybody could match him.”

Valiere said news of Irons’s death spread quickly Tuesday on Kauai, where he grew up. “Nobody could believe it,” he said. “You expect somebody like that to live forever.”