I’ve just seen what has to be one of the best documentaries ever made, especially when it comes to extreme sports and lifestyle. It’s the 2018 film Andy Irons: Kissed by God.
Directed by Steve and Todd Jones, it tells the story of a three-time world surfing champion who died at 32 after a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction. You can view it for free on Amazon Prime now. Powerful stuff.
(Photo: Kelly Slater and Andy Irons by Steve Sherman)
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