Check out some amazing photos and information about the contest on:
See those tiny rips in the wave? Those are surfers!We were lucky we left early, the traffic was insane by 9 am! Some people got there at 3 or 4 in the morning and were camping out on the beach. The Pipeline Masters is supposed to take place this week, so if you didn't catch this epic surf competition, you can still see the next one! If you are still looking for a t-shirt or some gear check out: http://www.killerdana.com/killerdana/search2.asp?s_id=0&search_freetext=Eddie%20Aikau
About Eddie Aikau::::(taken from the Eddie Aikau Foundation website)-photo above from the 1970's at Sunset on the North Shore of Oahu
"Edward Ryon Makuahanai "Eddie" Aikau (May 4, 1946 – March 17, 1978) is one of the most respected names in surfing. He was the first lifeguard at Waimea Bay on the island of Oahu. He saved many lives and became well known as a big-wave surfer. "Eddie" was a true symbol of Aloha. "
To read more about Eddie Aikau and his legacy go to : http://www.eddieaikaufoundation.org/
To see some amazing photos taken by a photographer go to his website::: http://www.keoniahlo.com/ and go to the Eddie Aikau Competition pictures.
the score board in the morning
imagine if that is shore break, what does the actual surf look like??