Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau

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Defending Champion Bruce Irons (HAW) HALEIWA, HI Dec. 1, 2005 The opening ceremony of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau was held today at Waimea Bay. This year's event  will be held on one day , between December 1, 2005 and February 28, 2006, when the waves eceed the  20 foot  minimum threshold and the 28 invitees will compete for the $98.000 prize purse...The northern hemisphere winter months on the North Shore signal a concentration of surfing activity with some of the best surfers in the world taking advantage of swells originating in the stormy Northern Pacific. Notable North Shore spots include Waimea Bay, Off The Wall, Backdoor, Log Cabins, Rockpiles and Sunset Beach... Ehukai Beach is more  commonly known as Pipeline and is the most notable surfing spot on the North Shore. It is considered a prime spot for competitions due to its close proximity to the beach, giving spectators, judges, and photographers a great view...The North Shore is considered to be one the surfing world's must see locations and every December hosts three competitions, which make up the Triple Crown of Surfing. The three men's competitions are the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa, the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. The three women's competitions are the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa, the Gidget Pro at Sunset Beach, and the Billabong Pro on the neighboring island of Maui...Photo: Joliphotos.com
Defending Champion Bruce Irons (HAW) HALEIWA, HI Dec. 1, 2005 The opening ceremony of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau was held today at Waimea Bay. This year's event will be held on one day , between December 1, 2005 and February 28, 2006, when the waves eceed the 20 foot minimum threshold and the 28 invitees will compete for the $98.000 prize purse...The northern hemisphere winter months on the North Shore signal a concentration of surfing activity with some of the best surfers in...
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