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Eddie Aikau was a family man, lifeguard, big wave rider, peace-maker, voyager, & hero.
The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau is the most venerated big wave surfing event on Earth, held at Waimea Bay, Oahu in Eddie's honor on a single day during the Hawaiian winter when, and if, waves exceed the 20-foot minimum requirement. The event has only run 9 times over the it's rich 28 year history.
The official holding period for this year is December 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013. You can find this year's list of invitees, sign up for email alerts, and more at http://www.quiksilver.com/eddie