The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau recently held its opening ceremony at Waimea Beach Park, signalling the start of the waiting period. The Eddie hasn’t run in half a decade thanks to the strict wave size minimum of 40 feet. Hopefully this’ll be the year that breaks the drought. Here’s some of the world’s bravest gents talking about the event.
And, the full list of surfers:
Aaron Gold, Bruce Irons, Clyde Aikau, Dave Wassel, Garrett McNamara, Grant Baker, Ian Walsh, Jeremy Flores, Jamie Mitchell, Jamie O’Brien, Jamie Sterling, John John Florence, Kala Alexander, Kelly Slater, Kohl Christensen, Makua Rothman, Mark Healey, Nathan Fletcher, Noah Johnson, Peter Mel, Reef Mcintosh, Ramon Navarro, Ross Clarke-Jones, Shane Dorian, Sunny Garcia, Takayuki Wakita, Tom Carroll, Greg Long
Mason Ho, Koa Rothman, Kalani Chapman, Danilo Couto, Billy Kemper, Anthony Tashnick, Albee Layer, Ross Williams, Ben Wilkinson, Danny Fuller, Kealii Mamala, Shawn Dollar, Gabriel Villaran, Evan Valiere, Kahea Hart, Keoni Watson, Derek Dunfee, Koby Abberton, Mark Mathews, Alex Gray, Laurie Towner, Michael Ho, Kai Lenny, Carlos Burle