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HALEIWA, HI (Monday Dec. 7, 2009) Huge surf hit  the North Shore on the 40th Anniversary of the biggest surf ever to hit the Hawaiian Islands.  The Quiksilver Eddie Aikau was on standby till 7 am this morning but was called off because conditions were too rough. Huge sets closed out the Bay during the morning with traffic on the North Shore gridlock...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
HALEIWA, HI (Monday Dec. 7, 2009) Huge surf hit the North Shore on the 40th Anniversary of the biggest surf ever to hit the Hawaiian Islands. The Quiksilver Eddie Aikau was on standby till 7 am this morning but was called off because conditions were too rough. Huge sets closed out the Bay during the morning with traffic on the North Shore gridlock...The northern hemisphere winter months on the North Shore signal a concentration of surfing activity with some of the best surfers in the world...
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