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The Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau 25th Annual (Waimea Bay, Northshore, Oahu)

QUESTION: Ever witness the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational?

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Spent the night in the area to secure a spot on the cliffs to witness some big wave surfing. This was a day of "practice" because they considered it too small to hold The Eddie. The contest runs if surf heights consistently reach 20-feet.

The History

"The Eddie is the premier Event in the sport of Surfing – The Super Bowl of Surfing. The Eddie Big Wave Invitational celebrates the current lineage of big wave surfers, as well as the ones that came before. The legend of Eddie Aikau is an important part of Hawaiian Culture. Eddie Aikau was a championship athlete, a waterman, and a family man who truly cared for others. Eddie was not just the 1st lifeguard at Waimea Bay; he was the 1st lifeguard for the entire North Shore, and saved over 500 people throughout his career." – The Eddie

The Eddie (2009-2010) Photography

On This Day in History

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