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 Wednesday.
“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 Feb. 28 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 Dec. 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.
To view the full list of invitees and alternates, and information about this year’s event, visit this website.