Eddie Sized Surf?, No Warm Welcome for President, Iowa Caucuses

Big surf rolling into the North Shore has created buzz of the Eddie. You know we're talking huge waves when the National Weather Service puts out a warning for a "ginormous" swell. Dan says we're looking at waves in the 25 to 35 feet range. The warning is posted through Wednesday. Ramsay will be live on surf watch this morning on Sunrise.

President Obama didn't exactly get a "warm" welcome back home in Washington D.C. The First Family probably missed the Hawaiian sunshine when they stepped off of Air Force One. The wind chill made it feel like 20 degrees. We'll have new video of the Obamas' arrival.

Meanwhile, the Republican presidential candidates are in Iowa for the first of many important votes. But, one confident candidate who predicted a first place finish is back pedaling today. Join Sunrise for live coverage of the caucuses, including a talkback with a national correspondent.

Happening today, Rock removal work begins at Hanauma Bay, City Councilman Tom Berg announces his re-election plans and Congress returns to work. Just before the holiday break, tension between Democrats and Republicans nearly derailed an extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance.

The Honolulu Mayor's race could take an interesting turn. Former Governor Ben Cayetano has expressed a desire to run for the office. He'll reportedly make a decision in the next two weeks.

Also this morning on Sunrise, are you willing to sing for tickets to Elton John's concert? Post a video of you belting out one of Sir Elton's classics on our facebook page, and you could win 2 VIP tickets to his concert Friday night.

See you on Sunrise!


Tannya Joaquin