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BarkingDogBuff

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Re: Called off ...DAMN


I stole this from Outside emag

"The Eddie Is Super Rare
It's impossible to predict exactly when a massive, contest-worthy swell will arrive, so organizers open a three-month waiting period each winter. They're looking for surf that's at least 20-foot Hawaiian, which means 40-foot faces. That doesn't happen all that often. This will be just the 9th time the event has run in its 31-year history. Californian Greg Long won in 2009 in front of more than 30,000 people watching from the beach. "

It could get rescheduled, El Niño is still cranking out big swells, but you never know. One of the things that makes The Eddie a special event is that big wave surfers from all over, Hawaii, Australia, California, even a guy from France, wait for it, and will show up at a moments notice to be there for it. Eddie is dearly loved in Hawaii.

(In response to this post by DB)

Link: http://www.outsideonline.com/2054886/eddie-big-wave-surfing-competition-go


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 5:18PM



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The Eddie Aikau -- BarkingDogBuff 02/10/2016 1:35PM
  Called off due to poor conditions -- DB 02/10/2016 2:13PM
  Re: Called off ...DAMN -- BarkingDogBuff 02/10/2016 5:18PM
  Kind of like the Maverick in Cal? ** -- DB 02/10/2016 5:39PM
  Well ...in Hawai'i you don't need to wear a wetsuit 😎👍 -- BarkingDogBuff 02/10/2016 6:42PM
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