Update: The event has been called off due to lack of swell today.

For the first time since 2009, the pres­ti­gious big-wave invi­ta­tion­al in hon­or of Eddie Aikau is set to go off. Con­di­tions per­mit­ting, the event will hap­pen today, Feb­ru­ary 10th, 2016, mak­ing it just the 9th time this event has run in its 31 year history.

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Each year the event can take place at a moments notice dur­ing its Decem­ber to Feb­ru­ary hold­ing peri­od, as long as waves reach a strict min­i­mum of 20ft, yield­ing approx­i­mate­ly 40ft wave faces. The event hon­ors the late Eddie Aikau, who was not only a world renowned big-wave surfer but also the first offi­cial life­guard at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. Dur­ing his tenure at Waimea Bay not one life was lost in the water. The phrase “Eddie Would Go” was coined rec­og­niz­ing his courage for pad­dling out into dan­ger­ous con­di­tions both as a surfer and res­cuer. This year’s spe­cial invi­tees com­pet­ing in his hon­or include big names like John John Flo­rence, Kel­ly Slater, and Clyde Aikau. Event times and con­di­tions are sub­ject to change, so check out the links below for the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion and the live stream. Mahalo!

Live Stream: http://www.worldsurfleague.com/

Learn More: http://quiksilver.com/surf/events/eddie-aikau/

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