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Competitors announced for 30th 'Eddie'

NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The competitors for this year's Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau surf competition was announced Monday morning.

The 'Eddie' is held at Waimea Bay, on a single day during winter when, and if, waves exceed the 20-foot minimum requirement(wave face heights of approximately 40 feet). The official holding period for this year, the 30th annual, is December 1 through February 28.

The competition has only been held a total of 8 times: it's inaugural year at Sunset Beach, and then seven more times at its permanent home of Waimea Bay. The Eddie was last held on December 9, 2009, won by California's Greg Long. (Click to view photos from the 2009 'Eddie': http://bit.ly/1a8kUpc)

*Past winners :

1985/1986 : Denton Miyamura (Haw)

1989/1990 : Keone Downing (Haw)

2000/2001 : Ross Clarke-Jones (Aus)

2004/2005 : Bruce Irons (Haw)

1986/1987 : Clyde Aikau (Haw)

1998/1999 : Noah Johnson (Haw)

2001/2002 : Kelly Slater (USA)

2009/2010 : Greg Long (USA) 

Here is the list of official 2014/15 Invitees and Alternates:

Invitees

  • Aaron Gold
  • Bruce Irons
  • Clyde Aikau
  • Dave Wassel
  • Garrett Mcnamara
  • Grant Baker
  • Greg Long
  • Ian Walsh
  • Jamie Mitchell
  • Jamie O'Brien
  • Jamie Sterling
  • John John Florence
  • Kala Alexander
  • Kelly Slater
  • Kohl Christensen
  • Makua Rothman
  • Mark Healey
  • Nathan Fletcher
  • Noah Johnson
  • Peter Mel
  • Reef Mcintosh
  • Ramon Navarro
  • Shane Dorian
  • Sunny Garcia
  • Ross Clarke-Jones
  • Takayuki Wakita
  • Tom Carroll
  • Jeremy Flores
Alternates

  • Mason Ho
  • Koa Kothman
  • Kalani Chapman
  • Danilo Couto
  • Billy Kemper
  • Anthony Tashnick
  • Carlos Curle
  • Albee Layer
  • Ross Williams
  • Ben Wilkinson
  • Danny Fuller
  • Kealii Mamala
  • Michael Ho
  • Kai Lenny
  • Shawn Dollar
  • Gabriel Villaran
  • Evan Valiere
  • Kahea Hart
  • Keoni Watson
  • Derek Dunfee
  • Koby Abberton
  • Mark Mathews
  • Alex Gray
  • Laurie Towner
Honorary

  • Donnie Solomon
  • Andy Irons
  • Mark Foo
  • Marvin Foster
  • Ronnie Burns
  • Ricky Grigg
  • Jay Moriarity
  • Lester Falatea
  • Mel Kinney
  • Peter Davi
  • Sion Milosky
  • Tiger Espere
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