Bruce Irons and other top Volcom surfers now have a new home to stay in while they train for the Triple Crown of surfing.
Earlier this month, the surfing clothing company and sponsor bought a three-story house in front of the surfing spot Pipeline on O‘ahu’s North Shore. The house once belonged to surfing legends Gerry Lopez and Herbie Fletcher.
The house will now serve as the surfers’ part-time residence.
“I can’t believe that we even had the opportunity to purchase this historic house,” said Volcom’s vice president of marketing, Troy Eckert, in a release. “Just thinking about the legends that used to call The Pipe House home is amazing. I can’t wait for our team, and especially Bruce, to enjoy the house. It’s a dream come true.”
In that same release, Irons discussed that he dreamt about that house.
“Growing up as a kid we saw this place in all the videos and we could only dream about what it was like,” the Volcom team rider said. “That dream has become reality and we now get to live it for the rest of our lives.”
Volcom’s surf brand manager Brad Dougherty was happy that the company could provide a prime spot for the team.
“We are all so lucky to have both places and ensure our presence at Pipeline,” he said. “We wanted to give Bruce and the team the best place to live in the winter. This is a very exciting step for our surfing program.”
Fellow Kaua‘i surfer and Volcom Hawaii ambassador Kai Garcia commented on the community response to them.
“The community up-roared when we bought the first house and we proved that we fit in. We all hung out at this house when we were kids and this was the only place we knew. Now we are back and in full effect. Check mate… bring it on.” Garcia said.