The waiting period for the 32nd annual world famous Quicksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational is in effect through February 28, 2017. Will the Eddie Go this year after last year’s awesome performance at Waimea Bay? We shall see.
For more details and history, check out the Quicksilver Eddie website.
Quicksilver Press Release exerpt:
“Beginning in 1985, the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational has been an invite-only big-wave event that takes place at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, where the late Eddie Aikau served as the North Shore’s first lifeguard. Opting only to run when conditions reach the 20-foot-plus range (Hawaiian scale—40-50 ft faces), The Eddie has only run nine times in its history. As a WSL specialty-sanctioned big-wave event, The Eddie has drawn a prestigious cross-section of the world’s finest watermen, including competitors from the elite WSL Championship Tour (CT). The event is famous for its traditional opening ceremony, live broadcast and incredible atmosphere.”