Sustained northerly winds wreak havoc with big wave winter surf on the North Shore of Oahu, and for that reason organizers of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave invitational have decided upon a NO GO for January 18 & 19.
"The swell is a little too west and the winds dead north for much of this swell, so it's a NO GO," said Contest Director George Downing. "But it looks like there's plenty of activity filling in behind this system so we will continue to monitor each swell that develops."
The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau has a 3-month holding period of December 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. Six weeks remain for this, the 28th anniversary of "The Eddie".
Join Quiksilver as we continue to celebrate the legacy of Eddie Aikau! This year, be a part of the community by entering our two contests running throughout the Eddie event waiting period.
Nominate a hero in the spirit of Eddie Aikau:
Eddie Aikau was a family man, lifeguard, big wave rider, peace-maker, voyager, & hero. His legacy spans across generations and the story of his life is an inspiration to all, both surfers and non-surfers alike.
Nominate a hero you know who embodies the spirit of Eddie Aikau for a chance to win a trip for 4 to the 2013 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Opening Ceremony, held at Waimea Bay, Ohau, Hawaii. The winning entry will also receive a $1000 gift card for the Quiksilver Store in Waikiki.
Share your story and vote for your favorites! The top 25 voted stories will move on to the next round where a panel of Eddie event invitees including Kelly Slater, Reef McIntosh, and Peter Mel will choose the grand prize winner at the conclusion of the Eddie event waiting period.
(This contest is open to US/Canada residents only)
#EddieWouldGo Instagram Photo Contest
Upload a photo on Instagram tagged with hashtag #EddieWouldGo and show how you GO! We will choose a winner every week throughout the Eddie waiting period. Each winner will receive an Eddie product prize pack.
"I believe Eddie Would Go if nobody else would go. Eddie Would Go where people wouldn't go. Eddie Would Go and help people in the water when he didn't even know them. Eddie Would Go on the biggest waves when most people wouldn't go...I think the phrase Eddie Would Go is ultimately saying that one would put themselves out there for the betterment of others... Just helping out somebody else is what Eddie Would Go is about." – Clyde Aikau, Eddie’s brother
View the entries: http://apps.facebook.com/eddiewouldgo