Opening ceremony for ‘The Eddie' held at Waimea Bay - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Opening ceremony for ‘The Eddie' held at Waimea Bay

Kelly Slater Kelly Slater

WAIMEA BAY (HawaiiNewsNow) - After a day of huge surf on the north shore of Oahu, the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau opening ceremony went down at Waimea Bay on Thursday. The event, which honors the memory of the famous Hawaiian waterman, has been held only seven times in 24 years.

The list of 28 invitees includes defending champion Bruce Irons along with his brother Andy who's a three time former world champ, Kelly Slater  was there too. He won "The Eddie" in 2002 .

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