Call it a comeback

Andy Irons takes down Kelly Slater and C.J. Hobgood to earn first win in three years

Updated: September 4, 2010, 1:36 PM ET
By Peter "Joli" Wilson | ESPN Action Sports

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"The vibe has been fantastic here in Teahupoo," Andy Irons announced to the assembled crowd on the media boat.

It wasn't directed to anyone in particular, just a basic statement. Irons had just gotten off the back of a jet ski. He was still draped in the Hawaiian flag and was buzzing with adrenaline after his first comeback win.

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