The Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Gets Green Light

9 Feb 2016 0 Share

2000/01 Winner Ross Clarke-Jones splits the peak going right whilst Mark Healy goes left, Photo Quiksilver

2000/01 Winner Ross Clarke-Jones splits the peak going right whilst Mark Healy goes left, Photo Quiksilver

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GET EXCITED! Quiksilver has today announced that for the first time in six years, the prestigious invitee event at Waimea Bay has been given the green light to run on Wednesday 10th (Thursday 11th Australian time), February 2016. 

The conditions to run the event are very specific with 20 feet (40-foot faces) required and must be forecast to be consistent for an eight-hour window of daylight, to run. The contest format has two rounds, each with a maximum wave count of eight waves. Each surfer's best four waves count toward the final score, with a maximum individual wave score of 100 points based on size, risk and how well the wave was surfed.

The forecast shows that the swell will peak overnight on Tuesday/Wednesday with the wave height holding out until the morning similar to sizes seen last Friday. 

You can watch the event live on the World Surf League website.

SEE ALSO: 

- What's So Special About The Eddie? 

- Jamie Mitchell, All Guns Blazing

EVENT HEAT DRAW:

Heat 1:
Shane Dorian (HAW)
Kohl Christensen (HAW)
Greg Long (CA)
Ramon Navarro (CHI)
Sunny Garcia (HAW)
Ross Clarke-Jones (AUS)
Jamie Mitchell (AUS)

Heat 2:
Kelly Slater (FL)
David Wassell (HAW)
Grant Baker (ZAF)
Reef McIntosh (HAW)
Jamie O'Brien (HAW)
Aaron Gold (HAW)
Tom Carroll (AUS)

Heat 3:
John John Florence (HAW)
Mark Healey (HAW)
Clyde Aikau (HAW)
Nathan Fletcher (CA)
Noah Johnson (HAW)
Peter Mel (CA)
Takayuki Wakita (JPN)

Heat 4:
Bruce Irons (HAW)
Makuakai Rothman (HAW)
Ian Walsh (HAW)
Albee Layer (HAW)
Kala Alexander (HAW)
Garrett McNamara (HAW)
Jeremy Flores (FRA)

TOP 5 ALTERNATES: Mason Ho (HAW), Danilo Couto (BRA), Mark Mathews (AUS), Koa Rothman (HAW), Ben Wilkinson (AUS)

Past winners:

1985/1986: Denton Miyamura (HAW)
1986/1987: Clyde Aikau (HAW)
1989/1990: Keone Downing (HAW)
1998/1999: Noah Johnson (HAW)
2000/2001: Ross Clarke-Jones (AUS)
2001/2002: Kelly Slater (USA)
2004/2005: Bruce Irons (HAW)
2009/2010: Greg Long (USA)

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