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Irons and the giant

Kelly Slater, Bruce Irons and Nathan Fletcher tackle all-time Cloudbreak

Updated: July 18, 2011, 7:24 PM ET
By Tom Servais | ESPN Action Sports

There's nothing safe about 20-foot Cloudbreak. Perfect, sure, but by every definition of the word, deadly.

"I almost kind of drowned," said Bruce Irons, who by his own admission was more excited for this South Pacific swell than any other facet of surfing for the last five-plus years. Specifically, the wave he's referring to stands out as the best wave in a dramatic, hard-charging, much-hyped week in Fiji.

Cloudbreak Session

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