Yesterday Chris and I ventured out into the cold, rainy weather to go to the 2010/2011 Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Opening Ceremony at Waimea Bay. It was so worth the rain and wind to see these true warriors of the sea and masters in the art of big wave surfing. The opening ceremony started with all the guys in a circle and Mark Cunningham announcing all the alternates and invitees to this prestigious event. From There, Kahu Billy Mitchell did a Pule for the surfers, then the paddle out to the middle of Waimea Bay. It was such a moving event to attend, now I can't wait till the contest runs! Hope we get a big enough swell this year. Enjoy the pictures. Aloha and Mahalo!
|Surf Artist Heather Brown at the 2010/2011 Eddie Aikau Opening Ceremonies|
|"Waimea" by Surf Artist Heather Brown of the North Shore of Oahu|
|Clyde Aikau and a re-make of Eddie's famous board|
|Kahu Billy Mithcell|
|Greg Long, Last year's Eddie WInner|
|You Gotta Start The Cause Young!|