Tuesday, December 8

Eddie Aikau was ON!

I went up to the North Shore today to check out the massive waves that are hitting the beach.  We left at 6:30 this morning and were SO LUCKY!  Not only were the waves insanely beautiful, but the Eddie Aikau suft contest was going offfff!  They haven't run the contest since 2004, so we were super stoked to catch it.  We also got rockstar parking on the hill above Waimea Bay.  What a beautiful and awe inspiring day.  Surfers riding 25 foot waves...

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??

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