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The Eddie’s on green alert for tomorrow

Quik’s a wax dripping mistress holding the Eddie over our bare backs, and we want it! The most prestigious big wave event in the world’s been given a green alert and the event’s on standby. It’s slightly different than the last call, when the Eddie was a GO! But, after the swell a few weeks back didn’t materialise you […]

news // Mar 8, 2016
Words by stab
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Quik’s a wax dripping mistress holding the Eddie over our bare backs, and we want it! The most prestigious big wave event in the world’s been given a green alert and the event’s on standby. It’s slightly different than the last call, when the Eddie was a GO! But, after the swell a few weeks back didn’t materialise you can understand their reluctance to make a definitive call. And, by now we’re all sick of hearing: the bay calls the day… But, it’s looking good and it’s their last chance to run the event. Going on six years since it last ran and blah, blah, you heard it all earlier this month.

On Monday the biggest swell since El Niño ’98 slammed into the North Shore. Everyone and their mother posted photos on IG, Waimea was washed out, then Kam Highway closed down, Sharks Cove was awe inspiring and Makaha went XL. So once more the best big wave surfers in the world will be showing up to the Bay tomorrow morning. The call will be made at six am local time and if it’s on, will kick off at eight am.

The scaffolding’s going up, the swell’s filling in and history will be made either way. The current long period NW swell swinging through, according to our pals at MagicSeaweed has the potential to bring about the biggest waves ever surfed. Albee Layer’s out from his heavy spill at Jaws last time the Eddie was called on and will be replaced by crowd and local favourite, the honourary Mason Ho.

What’s in store if it’s on:
Heat 1:
Shane Dorian, Kohl Christensen, Greg Long, Ramon Navarro, Sunny Garcia, Ross Clarke-Jones, Jamie Mitchell
Heat 2:
Kelly Slater, David Wassell, Grant Baker, Reef McIntosh, Jamie O’Brien, Aaron Gold, Tom Carroll
Heat 3: John John Florence, Mark Healey, Clyde Aikau, Nathan Fletcher, Noah Johnson, Peter Mel, Takayuki Wakita
Heat 4: Bruce Irons, Makuakai Rothman, Ian Walsh, Albee Layer, Kala Alexander, Garrett McNamara, Jeremy Flores
Top 5 Alternates: Mason Ho, Danilo Couto, Mark Mathews, Koa Rothman, Ben Wilkinson

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