The opening ceremony of the 26th Quicksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau took place yesterday at Oahu's Waimea Bay. The offical window for the one day contest is from December 1 through February 28, 2011. Waves must exceed 20 feet and the award goes to the surfer who makes the most critical drop and rides it out during the event.
The invitee list includes some of Hawaii's most dynamic big wave surfers: Clyde Aikau, Kala Alexander, Kohl Christensen, Shane Dorian, Keone Downing, Sunny Garcia, Mark Healey, Michael Ho, Bruce Irons, Noah Johnson, Rusty Keaulana, Brock Little, Reef McIntosh,Garrett McNamara, Jamie O'Brien, Makuakai Rothman, Jamie Sterling and
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