Men’s No. 10: Bruce Irons

2011 SURFER Poll

After a horrific year in 2010, in which he lost his older brother Andy, Bruce Irons has rebounded in a big way. With the world tour in his rearview mirror, the younger Irons has emerged as one of the most important figures in the big-wave community. His paddle-in sessions in Fiji and tow sessions in Mexico and Tahiti this year were the things legendary comebacks are made of.