A world champion surfer who was well known in Newquay and throughout the Cornish surfing community has died.
Andy Irons was found dead in a hotel room in Dallas yesterday. The reason for his death is unclear. He was aged just 32.
Triple world champion Mr Irons, who competed twice in Newquay, is understood to have been en route to his home in Hawaii.
At the weekend he pulled out of an event in Puerto Rico, due to illness.