Quiksilver Eddie update: Healey looks at some history
Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau
ASP Specialty Event
Waimea Bay Oahu, Hawaii
1 December 2008 - 28 February 2009
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Quiksilver Eddie: Mark Healey looks at Waimea's History
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 January, 2009 : - - An energetic Pacific Ocean will gradually peter out this week as swells diminish below 10 feet for approximately the next week and a half. A series of small to moderate swells will keep the North Shore active, but nothing on the large size is expected in the coming 10 days.
The jet stream has migrated north, keeping winter storm systems further from Hawaiian shorelines, and therefore keeping the large swells at a distance. There are five weeks remaining in The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau holding period.
In this week’s Mark Healey Waimea Weekly Update, Mark is joined by North Shore Lifeguard and 1999 event champion Noah Johnson for the swell update. Mark also interviews archaeologist Joe Kennedy and Kahu (Hawaiian priest) Butch Helemano to talk about the history and significance of Waimea Bay. “If Hawaii has a spiritual place, Waimea is it,” says Kennedy. To see the full webisode, viewers can tune-in below.
These video clips along with other videos from The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau are available for syndication through Splashcast; videos can be embedded to blogs, social networking sites and more. Check it here .
Special thanks to Pat Caldwell from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the swell data and forecasts. Current conditions and surf report for Waimea Bay, provided by Surfline, is available on the event website quiksilver.com/eddie. Visitors can also sign up for the official text alert for when the Bay Calls the Day.
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