Whatever you're doing right now, it cannot be as cool as what's going on at the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau, kicked off today at Waimea Bay on Oahu's north shore. It's an invitational surfing competition that's as rare as it is revered, held only when waves in the bay reach 30 feet in height. Known by its more manageable name, the Eddie, it's named for a beloved local surfer and lifeguard lost at sea in 1978.For those of us not fortunate to go to Waimea, Hawaii right now, we can still fortunate enough to follow the event on the internet. Here's a picture of group surfing at the wave crest from BBC News:
and here they are, moments later from Korva Coleman of NPR:
Hey they started with six, there's one missing. What happened? Oh well, they all have a good time as these people, again from BBC News:
And so are we!