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No Go: Eddie-sized swell to come with winds

Surfline forecast charts are calling for this intense swell

 

 

Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau

ASP Specialty Event
Waimea Bay, Oahu Hawaii
1 December 2013 - 28 February 2014

UPDATE Official 'No Go' issued for Quiksilver Eddie Aikau 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 January, 2014 - Waimea Bay, Oahu - Organizers of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave invitational at Waimea Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, have officially announced that the event is a "NO GO" for this Wednesday, January 22.
 
"We have taken all the time we can to assess the developments of the next big swell and it does not look favorable for us," said event organizer Glen Moncata. "The size is there, but the quality is not, due to strong, adverse winds. We will continue to wait for the right conditions."
 
The event has until February 28, 2014 to run, requiring just one day of quality surf with waves face heights of around 40 feet (20-foot open ocean swell). With a very active winter of big waves in play, the waiting game continues.
 
The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau was last held on December 8, 2009 - won by California's Greg Long, and has only been held a total of eight times in its 29-year history, adding to the event's mystique and prestige.

 

POSTED EARLIER TODAY

 

Eddie organizers monitor Wednesday swell for possible 'Go'

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 January, 2014 - Waimea Bay, Oahu - Organizers of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave invitational at Waimea Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, will continue to monitor a giant swell forecast for this Wednesday, January 22, but only give the one-day competition a 50 percent chance of running at this stage. A final decision will be made by 5pm Hawaii time today. 

"The size will definitely be there - approximately 40-foot wave face heights - but strong, adverse winds out of the WSW are a major limiting factor," said event organizer Glen Moncata, citing recently issued weather and ocean reports.
 
"Unfortunately it doesn't look like the size will hold into Thursday when winds are expected to be more favorable, but we will continue to monitor the system's development throughout today before making the final call this afternoon."
 
With a roster of invitees from international locations as far afield as Chile, South Africa, Australia and Europe, this afternoon's call will be the final determination for this week's big wave episode. 
 
The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau is a one-day big wave event requiring waves face heights of around 40 feet (20-foot open ocean swell). The event was last held on December 8, 2009, when it was won by California's Greg Long, and has only been held a total of eight times in its 29-year history, adding to the event's mystique and prestige. It has until February 28, 2014, to run this winter if and when the combination of required wave face heights and rideable conditions arise.

 

 

INVITEES
AARON GOLD
BRUCE IRONS
CARLOS BURLE
CLYDE AIKAU
DAVE WASSEL
GARRETT MCNAMARA
GRANT BAKER
GREG LONG
IAN WALSH
JAMIE O'BRIEN
JAMIE STERLING
JEREMY FLORES
JOHN JOHN FLORENCE
KALA ALEXANDER
KELLY SLATER
KOHL CHRISTENSEN
MAKUA ROTHMAN
MARK HEALEY
NATHAN FLETCHER
NOAH JOHNSON
PETE MEL
REEF MCINTOSH
RAMON NAVARRO
ROSS CLARKE-JONES
SHANE DORIAN
SUNNY GARCIA
TAKAYUKI WAKITA
TOM CARROLL

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