QUIKSILVER IN MEMORY OF EDDIE AIKAU (32ND ANNUAL)

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Conditions have to be just right for this famous tribute event to Hawaii’s legendary waterman, Eddie Aikau, now in its 32nd year. The swells at Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore have to consistently reach 20 feet on the Hawaiian scale (40-feet faces) for the Eddie to go, some of the strictest criteria of any surfing competition. Yet, although it has only been held nine times since the event started in 1984, the Eddie is the world’s longest-running and most prestigious big wave invitational, attracting champion surfers from around the globe. This year, the 28 invitees include 2016 Eddie champion John John Florence (Oahu, HI), along with international surfing giants Kelly Slater (USA), Ross Clarke-Jones (Australia), Jamie Mitchell (CA, USA) and Shane Dorian (Oahu, HI). The holding period for this year’s Eddie is December 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017. Now is the time to keep our fingers crossed for those big waves!

QUIKSILVER IN MEMORY OF EDDIE AIKAU (32ND ANNUAL)