1st Eddie since 2004 may go off Oahu 60 foot waves
Waves on the north shore Oahu may be 60 feet to morrow allowing the Eddie at Wiamea Bay to be held. The waves must be 40 feet or better for the contest to go off
. My son has been invited and will participate. I was there for the last one in 2004 and I'll never forget the thunderous sound when the waves broke and the sound of huge boulders crashing together. So much power and machismo. Even a few women paddled out.
If you ever get the chance read "Eddie Would Go" It is the story of Eddie Aikau a fearless Hawaiian waterman who was famous for his late take offs at Waimea and his attempt to save the crew of a reproduction of a Oceania sailing canoe that was foundering in a storm in the Pacific. He paddeled his surfboard towards unseen land and was lost at sea.
Greg Long , the first California surfer to win the Eddie