Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Surf's Up in Hawaii

50 foot waves expected to hit Hawaii. Posted by Hello

One person's disaster is another's sporting event. While not a surfer personally, I know some avid surf worshipers, including some living in Honolulu. So I was interested to learn that 30 foot waves are already hitting this islands with 50 foot waves expected by tonight. From today's Honolulu Star-Bulletin:

The massive waves are expected to attract large crowds to Oahu's North Shore. And they better bring bicycles if they want to get near the rarely held Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest, which is scheduled for today at Waimea Bay, event organizers said.

Created in 1986 to honor the legendary waterman Aikau, it's held only when waves reach at least 20 feet under the local scale. It has been held only six times in 19 years.

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