Every spring the Irons boys get all the kids from Hanalei together for the annual Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic. This year marked another successful extravaganza. A free contest for anybody old enough to drag a longboard down to the shore, with prizes galore, kids ended the day walking away with inter-island airline tickets, backpacks, boardbag, boards, shoes and just about anything else you see stocked in your local surf shop. Oh yeah, Tamba was also down there grinding out free shave ice for everyone, so yes, it was a truly Hawaiian affair. Cheers to another good year boys!
What started as a small way to give back seven years ago has turned into an all-out Islands gathering for the kids who are just starting to get their feet wet. The Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic isn’t about rewarding the kids who already have multi-year contracts and multiple national titles under their belts, it’s about giving the starters a nudge of encouragement. As if to say, “Hey, if we can do it, so can you.” This year’s event, held this weekend, was no different as the seventh installment of the Irons Brothers Classic went off without a hitch. Here are some priceless moments, courtesy of SURFING photographer Hank.
So plan well worth trip to Hanalei, Kauai to experience a great surfing event full of local talent, fun, and excitement. Hanalei Vacation Rentals are available ranging from affordable to luxury. Experience the Pine Trees Beach Villa on Hanalei Bay owned by Andy Irons. Families enjoy this special gathering every year. Here you will get a chance to meet Pro Surfers, Andy and Bruce Irons as well as some well-known legendary local surfers. Perhaps, you will want to learn how to surf. There are many talented surf instructors available for private surf lessons. You’ll be amazed how fun it is to be out in the ocean & surfing a beautiful wave. They say ‘One a surfer knows the feeling’….