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HONOLULU, Oahu, Waimea Bay - Thursday, November 28, 2012 -- Contest Director George Downing (HAW). The 28th annual Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau official opening ceremony and blessing today at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. The ceremony  featured this year's 28 Invitees, including newly elected riders John John Florence (Hawaii), Ian Walsh (Maui), and Alex Gray (California), as well as former "Eddie" champions Kelly Slater (Florida), Greg Long (California), and Ross Clarke-Jones (Australia). The surfers will be joined by members of the Aikau family, including Eddie's younger brother and Invitee Clyde Aikau...When the Invitees and Alternates paddled out and grouped in the traditional surfer's circle it's about camaraderie and making a connection to the others who will ultimately share in your experience and watch out for your safety..The holding period for the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau will commence on Saturday, December 1, and runs through  to February 28, 2013. The event requires one day of quality waves in the giant range of 20 feet or more. Waves of this size are only generated occasionally by hurricane force winds from intense storms in the Pacific NW. The elements of wind, swell height and arrival time to the island's shore must be in perfect alignment to allow a full eight hours of daytime competition..Waimea Bay was Eddie Aikau's home away from home. It was here that he saved countless lives as the Bay's first official lifeguard, and successfully rode the largest waves of his day. An early pioneer of big wave riding in Hawaii, Eddie has inspired generations of "storm surfers" who today roam the globe year-round in search of giant waves..The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau has only been held a total of eight (8) times, most recently on December 8, 2009. California's Greg Long (California) took the honor that year. .Photo: joliphotos.com
HONOLULU, Oahu, Waimea Bay - Thursday, November 28, 2012 -- Contest Director George Downing (HAW). The 28th annual Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau official opening ceremony and blessing today at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. The ceremony featured this year's 28 Invitees, including newly elected riders John John Florence (Hawaii), Ian Walsh (Maui), and Alex Gray (California), as well as former "Eddie" champions Kelly Slater (Florida), Greg Long (California), and Ross...
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