Pine Trees was the perfect setting once again for the 5th Annual Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic, which was held yesterday in Hanalei.
Brothers Andy and Bruce Irons surfed the famous break ever since they were able to pick up a surfboard.
And yesterday, the duo gave groms a chance to win prizes for surfing the same spot.
Andy, a three-time world champion and Bruce, an Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational winner, opened their arms to youths and community members before heading off for another season on the pro tour.
“This has been a great day for the young surfers and the community,” the event announcer said.
Also on hand at the contest were Kamalei Alexander, Dane Kealoha, Reef McIntosh, Titus Kinimaka, Chava Greenlee, Dave Gonsalves, Kai Garcia, Tony Moniz, and Roy Powers, who is the most recent Kauaian to be promoted to world championship tour.
“Big Tim” of the Hanalei Gourmet provided beach-goers with tasty hot dogs and hamburgers.
In the meantime, Tamba Surf Co. treated everyone to malasadas (Kaua’i’s energy bar) and shaved ice.
Towards the latter part of the afternoon, both Andy and Bruce signed autographs on everything from hats to surfboards for the spectators.
The Irons Brothers next head off to Australia for the pro tour’s season opener, which begins on Feb. 28.
- Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or firstname.lastname@example.org.