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Eddie Aikau memorial big-wave surfing contest has begun

December 8, 2009 | 10:07 am


The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest at Waimea Bay began today at 8 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time, 10 a.m. PST.

Waves are 30 to 40 feet and conditions are fair at the legendary Oahu break. You can watch it live by clicking here

Defending champion is Kauai's Bruce Irons, who won in 2004 -- the last time the competition was held.

-- Pete Thomas

Photo: Surfers tackle Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore on Monday afternoon. Credit: Murray G. Whana