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Quik Pro Round 2 wrap-up

The swell built overnight to three to four foot and kicked off at 7.30am sirening most of the WCT surfers out of the free surf line-up.

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Quik Pro Day 1 Wrap-up

On the second day of the waiting period, competition kicked off at mid-tide with two-foot crumbly sets coming through.

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Mikey Wright On Getting A Wildcard For The Quik Pro Gold Coast


How’s it feel to get the WSL Wildcard for the 2016 Quik Pro?

I’m so stoked.  I remember being a grommet and sitting down the beach here at Snapper watching these guys surf this event and dreaming of doing it one day myself. It’s crazy to think this year I will be. 

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What's on at the 2016 Pro

The Quik Pro on the Gold Coast kicks off the 2016 WSL World Championship Tour. If you’re going to be standing on the beach at Snapper Rocks watching the event live and wondering what to do once the event wraps for the day, we’re here to help.

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Quiksilver in Memory Eddie Aikau - Thursday 25th February 2016

John John Florence (HAW) brought a new style and a new generation to big wave surfing today by winning the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, a World Surf League Specialty Event, in waves of up to 60-feet. Florence won $75,000 - the biggest purse in Big Wave riding, with a 4-wave total of 301 out of 400 points.

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The Eddie: YELLOW Alert of Thursday 25 February

The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau has been put on Yellow Alert for a possible run this Thursday, February 25. For the second time in this winter's waiting period invited big wave riders and organizers will gather at Waimea Bay in the morning to see if this year’s event meets the #EddieWouldGo strict wave height criteria. The call to GO will only be made at the beach on Thursday morning at 6am (local time) for 8am start. Not before.

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A message from Clyde Aikau.

In spite of every forecaster and model being in concurrence that this was going to be an epic day, the system changed dramatically during the late evening hours leaving us with much less and later arrival of swell than anticipated. In light of that, organizers deemed that today's conditions did not measure up to a true Eddie day. We expect the best we will see today will be 15-18 foot surf mid-afternoon, and not enough lingering energy into tomorrow to give us a second chance.

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The Eddie: Clyde Aikau Interview

Clyde Aikau, younger brother of Eddie Aikau, first rode Waimea Bay in 1969. Today, at 66 years of age, he remains one of the most psyched big wave riders on the planet. His voice is excited and as energized as a frothing teenager as he talks about his preparations. If the Bay calls the day, expect him to be ready to lead the charge of those invited to ride in his brother’s name. We caught up with him between training sessions and surfs at the Bay.

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The Eddie is GO

The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau will GO this Wednesday, February 10, at Waimea Bay. Organizers gave the event the green light early this-morning after consulting the latest round of forecasting models. This will be the 9th "Eddie" in 31 years. The event was last held in December of 2009, and was won by California's Greg Long.

Organizers anticipate a solid day of surf that will meet the event's strict wave face height requirement of 40 feet, with favorable light winds in the morning, turning light trades by afternoon.

"It has taken us six years to pull the trigger, but this is the first swell we have seen that is truly lining up as an Eddie swell," said Event Director Glen Moncata.

Moncata and the organizing team continue to confer with event patriarch George Downing, who has made the call on every event since its inception.

"As George has famously said, 'The Bay Calls the Day' and that will be Wednesday," added Moncata.

There will be various platforms on which to view the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau:

Watch on www.quiksilver.com/eddie and www.worldsurfleague.com

Via App: WSL App

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