An official "NO GO" call for the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau was made by the event organizers at 9am today. Organizers have been following the development of a swell scheduled to hit the North Shore of Oahu this week Wednesday. Citing inconsistency and a lack of the minimum 40-foot wave face heights that the event requires for a full eight-hour day of competition, the event will wait this one out.
Organisers of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau continue to monitor a developing system in the Pacific NorthWest. As of Sunday evening (Hawaii time), the extra large swell scheduled to arrive to the Hawaiian Islands this Wednesday is not currently showing signs of delivering a full day of Eddie-sized swell. To run the Eddie, the event requires a consistent minimum of wave face heights of approximately 40-feet. Organisers will reconvene in the morning to continue to assess latest developments and will update the report then. Aloha.
** Next Alert Sunday Afternoon Hawaii Time
Organizers of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave invitational at Waimea Bay, on the North Shore of Oahu, are on alert and monitoring a developing swell as the NW Pacific enters an active winter surf phase. The outlook is for an extra large swell to develop in the coming days that may hold potential for the event next week.
Arguably one of the best Free Skiers on the planet right now, Candide Thovex just threw all the rules out of the window once more, with his sequel to One Of Those Days. Filming mostly in POV, Candide gives us mortals a chance to see the impossible from his ski mask.
If you haven’t seen the tourist slalom, flat lining, Police car jumping madness from the first clip last year, here it is.
With a field as broad as it is deep, calling the 30th Annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau “stacked” would be a gross understatement. Dynamic personal histories; far-flung geographical waypoints; wildly contrasting skill sets... all are in evidence this year.
Before Mikey Wright set up camp in Hawaii, he was getting barreled in France, and before he was in France he was getting shacked in Tahiti – and those are just the trips he did with the Quiksilver team. Check out ‘Cached’ a clip Mikey has just dropped from the France trip. You’ll want to pack your bags, stat.