Quik speaks out: Why the Eddie hasn’t gone
Everyone’s hungry, we haven’t seen he Eddie run since ’09 and tensions are running high. Speculation’s a steaming mess, it’s on the boil. When the fuck are they going to run the contest that never runs? There’s been two swells that have maxed out Waimea Bay. On Tuesday, prior to Kelly’s heroics; he, Ross Williams […]
Everyone’s hungry, we haven’t seen he Eddie run since ’09 and tensions are running high. Speculation’s a steaming mess, it’s on the boil. When the fuck are they going to run the contest that never runs? There’s been two swells that have maxed out Waimea Bay. On Tuesday, prior to Kelly’s heroics; he, Ross Williams and Mason Ho got denied and washed back in. And Luke Shepardson caught couple waves that were “as big as you can surf it,” according to Mr. Williams and Slater. “The paddle out was super critical,” Luke told Stab. “I got lucky. Right when I got down there Kelly, Ross and Mason were on the beach and told me they’re were a lot of closeouts and they’d buy me a plate lunch if I could get out,” laughed Luke. “I guess they owe me lunch…”
So, the folks at Quik have been taking a lot of scrutiny, questions of their financial status continue to arise. The filing for Chapter 11 months back doesn’t help, but rest assured there’s enough coin in the kitty to get this show up and running. Come on, it’s Quik; they’re like immortal. “Let’s set the story straight,” a representative for Quik told us, and subsequently the world via the all powerful vessel of social media. “The team at Quiksilver want the Eddie to run more than anyone. However we also want it to be a fair event contested in conditions Eddie Aikau himself would have approved of.”
“For this prestigious event to get the green light the event criteria must be met. The waves MUST be in 20 foot plus range for an entire contestable 8-hour period. That means from 8am to 4pm Waimea Bay must be bigger than 20 foot.”
“The judging format for The Eddie is different to every other event in the world. The surfers waves in the first heat are judged against surfers waves in the last heat. Therefore if we ran the event yesterday, where the waves didn’t peak until the afternoon, the first three heats would have been surfed in smaller, lesser, unfair conditions.”
“The event window remains open until February 29th and another storm is forming for next week. Although it’s a long way out, we have everything crossed that it will produce the waves we need to run this amazing spectacle we call a surfing event.”
So there you have it from the mouths who hold the Eddie’s locks and chains. They’ve offered an open forum, if you’ve got questions leave a comment here. “We will do out best to make sure they are answered,” concludes Quik in their public announcement.
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