12.10.2009

Eddie Would Go



Last Tuesday morning the whole island of Oahu was buzzing. Everyone was up early anticipating the news, at 7:00 am on the dot we all got word that "Eddie's a Go". Thousands rush to Waimea Bay to witness this rare moment. The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, this surf contest has only ran 8 times in the last 25 years and 5 years since the last one. It's because of it's unique requirements of a consistent 40 plus foot wave rolling into the bay. Everything fell into place and made a memorable day of surfing.



















60 year old Clyde Aikau, brother of Eddie, about to go tackle a wave. Clyde won the second Eddie in 1987.





Big wave rider Jamie O'brian just out of the water.







5 comments:

Kasia said...

I really enjoy 3, 4, 8 the yellow hat head with surf splash behind it and the leaves with the red tape behind them...I think these do give insight to the subculture, are mysterious and graphically pleasing.

Chris Detrick said...

great stuff matt.

patrickmeredith said...

wild! That lead off shot is great.

Troy Harvey said...

Nice work Matt!!!!!

StacyE said...

i love nature's textures and really love that you can collect them through photography. i often apply natural elements into my design too. awesome captures!