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.
Posted by Matt Mallams at 12/10/2009