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A selection of b&w photographs taken during the 2009 hawaiian big wave surfing competition in memory of Eddie Aikau.
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Ramon Navarro.
Big Wednesday
A selection of b&w photographs taken during theĀ  2009 hawaiian big wave surfing competition in memory of Eddie Aikau.
"The Eddie" is a surfing tournament held at Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Created in 1984 at Sunset, then changed to the infamous Waimea Bay where Aikau was a lifeguard and where he and his family were caretakers of the valley. The event has been named after famed Waimea Bay lifeguard Eddie Aikau, the irregularly-held tournament is known for a unique requirement that ocean swells reach a minimum height of 20 feet before the competition can be held. As a result of this requirement, the tournament has only been held eight times during the history of the event, most recently on December 8, 2009.

Bruce Irons
Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater
Kohl Christensen.
Shane Dorian.
Shane Dorian.
Kohl Christensen
Ramon Navarro.
Ramon Navarro.
Ramon Navarro.
Mark Healey.
Makuakai Rothman.