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Are you working with extra pieces of flair? Red Bull-sponsored Bruce Irons is; he’s a pro surfer after all, so he’s doing his profession when he’s riding his board. And he’s definitely got his flair on — flare that is, when he lit up the ocean at sundown in Indonesia during the Red Bull Minor Threat surf tour a couple of weeks ago. Taking the suggestion of fellow surfer Sam McIntosh, Irons mounted and lit a red flare to his surfboard, before working his skills to maintain it above water as he rode through a tube.
“To tell you the truth, I was kinda not feeling it, just ’cause it’s kinda… flarey,” Irons recalls. “But it actually turned out a lot, lot cooler than I imagined.”
See for yourself: