Archive for December, 2009
Yesterday, December 8th 2009, was the first time since 2004 that the Eddie was a go. By 8am Waimea Bay was packed full of people watching the first heats paddle out into 40′+ waves.
Spectators in awe of a huge set pounding the shore
As if you needed a sign…
House size swell
Sharks Cove, normally a tranquil snorkeling kid-friendly lagoon, today a treacherous washing machine of explosive water.
Pulling into the close out shore break after a long ride from the outside.
Thousands packed in all the way around the bay
Another long ride into the shore pound.
Wall of water
Struggling to get out of the shore break
Surrounded by white wash
Kelly Slater preparing to take one on the head…all to amuse the screaming spectators.
Mountains of water
There is a gigantic swell heading towards the north shore of Oahu right now. They’re predicting faces of 30-40′ on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
This means that there’s a great chance that the Big wave invatational in memory of Eddie Aikau will go off.
Excited to feel the rumble of the waves breaking on the shore