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Huge Waves at Waimeia Bay

Matt Gibson —  January 22, 2011 — Leave a comment

Last Thursday Quicksilver was potentially going to hold the prestigious Eddie Aikau surf competition. The contest is so serious that pro surfers will fly in from around the world to wait and see if it is going to be held. You see, the organizers wait until the day of the competition to decide whether or not the waves are big, and good, enough.  If they aren’t, they call it off.  It has only been held 8 times since 1984.

Last Thursday we all waited to see if the waves would be good enough for the Eddie.  They were huge —  20-25 foot waves.  Unfortunately the event was called off because the waves weren’t consistent enough.  That didn’t stop lots of surfers from getting in the water, nor me from heading up to Waimea Bay to watch.  I was only there for an hour, but I got a few good shots.  Here they are.

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About Matt Gibson

Matt Gibson is three-time Canadian expat who splits his time between Tainan, Taiwan and Cranbrook, British Columbia, and traveling, all the while working as the About.com Snowboarding Guide and freelancing as an inbound marketing consultant and travel writer and photographer.

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