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Twenty-one men, paddling into Pe’ahi, no rope assistance December 7th 2012 to March 15th 2013, creator Ian Walsh and pals will be looking for ‘wave face heights of between 30 – 50 ft, from a NNW swell direction with light winds.’ The event’s waiting period coincides with The Eddie’s, but organisers from both events are in communication and since the conditions need for each spot [...]

Red Bull to Host the new big-wave paddle-in contest this winter A new Eddie-style paddle-in contest will be held this winter at Jaws. The contest, hosted by Red Bull, will boast 21 invite-only surfers and will have a waiting period that will run from December 7th to March 15th. For weeks now, rumors of the event have been out there but until now Red Bull [...]

The 28th annual Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, a one day big wave invitational surfing event that requires waves measuring 20 ft or more, is excited to announce its list of 2012/13 Invitees and Alternates The event holding period begins on December 1st, 2012, and concludes on February 28th, 2013. The official Opening Ceremony with the Aikau Family will be held on Thursday, November [...]

9 of the best big wave surfers tackle today’s most pressing issues The venue – the Ritz Carlton overlooking Salt Creek, the afternoon prior to the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards. An insurance convention is taking place next door, a big budget piano photo shoot on the path, waiters, groundskeepers and all kinds of staff walking attentively about and 8 of the world’s foremost big [...]

Was Garrett’s Nazaré monster wave really 90ft? On November 1, 2011, Garrett McNamara seized the tow rope off a scarcely acknowledged hamlet on the Portuguese coast called Nazaré. McNamara had been invited some time before to work with local officials eager to promote Nazaré and to prove that a 3 mile deep slice in the near shore seafloor could focus deepwater swells to create waves [...]

Ryan Hipwood highlights from Ours, Teahupoo, Cloudbreak, Shipsterns and more Ryan Hipwood was born August 23, 1985, on the Gold Coast, Australia. Raised by a sport-driven family, Ryan always had a strong competitive streak and a passion for sports. At 8 years old Ryan discovered a love for the ocean and the art of surfing. Ryan dedicated every spare moment he had to surfing, and [...]

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