Eddie Will Go This Weekend
After issuing a last-minute red light, Eddie Aikau organisers recently got caught on the hop as the expected bad conditions didn't eventuate. Instead, Waimea Bay pumped all day under light winds and 25 foot sets - though Koa Rothman put a new spin on 'Hawaiian size' by breathlessly calling it 50 foot.
Though they missed a good opportunity, the Eddie crew have had a reprieve with a follow up swell due to hit this Sunday (local time). Clyde Aikau went on local Honolulu TV station KHON to announce the Eddie has a green light and surfers should expect very light SE winds, which is straight offshore, and 25 foot waves - in other words, 50 foot Koan.
In fact, old Clyde even said he'd contacted the WSL who were cancelling the Jaws event as "it would be too big".
KHON will be livestreaming the event from 8am Sunday (local time).