10 Photos That Will Make You Wonder Why The Eddie Didn’t Go

No takers at Waimea Bay on the day "The Eddie" didn't go. Photo: Quikilver/Eddie
No takers at Waimea Bay on the day "The Eddie" didn't go. Photo: Quikilver/Eddie/BB
Eddie invitee and certified hellman Ross Clarke Jones skips down the face backwards while fellow Aussie Mark Mathews hangs on behind him. Photo: Quiksilver/Eddie
Eddie invitee and certified hellman Ross Clarke Jones skips down the face backwards while fellow Aussie Mark Mathews hangs on behind him. Photo: Quiksilver/Eddie/BB
The weather was there, just not enough consistent big sets for the Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau standards. Photo: Quiksilver/Eddie/BB
The weather was there, just not enough consistent big sets for the Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau standards. Photo: Quiksilver/Eddie/BB
Party wave at Waimea before the Eddie was called off for the day. With over a month left in the waiting period, there's still time—some of the invitees could probably hold their breath until it runs. Photo: Quiksilver/Eddie
Party wave at Waimea before the Eddie was called off for the day. With over a month left in the waiting period, there's still time—some of the invitees could probably hold their breath until it runs. Photo: Quiksilver/Eddie/BB
The view of Waimea from the Sunset side of the Bay gets you right up close to the action and when a big set comes in, you can actually feel the earth shake. Photo: Quiksilver/Eddie
The view of Waimea from the Sunset side of the Bay gets you right up close to the action and when a big set comes in, you can actually feel the earth shake. Photo: Quiksilver/Eddie/BB

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Meanwhile, a few miles down the road from Waimea the outer reefs came to life on the "Almost An Eddie" swell. Photo: photobrent/SPL
Meanwhile, a few miles down the road from Waimea the outer reefs came to life on the "Almost An Eddie" swell. Photo: photobrent/SPL
Looks like Eddie material but wrong spot. Photo: photobrent/SPL
Looks like Eddie material but wrong spot. Photo: photobrent/SPL
13-year old Ivan Florence on the wave of his young life at an Oahu outer reef. He made the drop but the whitewash caught up to him causing his board to smash into his not-shaving-yet face. There's a pretty bloody photo of him on Facebook—hope you're okay little buddy. Photo: photobrent/SPL
13-year old Ivan Florence on the wave of his young life at an Oahu outer reef. He made the drop but the whitewash caught up to him causing his board to smash into his not-yet-shaving face. There's a pretty bloody photo of him on Facebook—hope you're okay little buddy. Photo: photobrent/SPL
While I'm not positive, there are only a few guys who put themselves into this kind of position—I'm going to guess that this is Sion Milosky. Photo: photobrent/SPL
Our sources tell us that this is underground charger Mike Pietch. Photo: photobrent/SPL
An unidentified Outer Reef rider pulls the rip cord...while he looks screwed as all hell, at least he doesn't have to worry about hitting the reef—it's really deep out there. Photo: photobrent/SPL
Outer Reef rider Evan Valiere pulls the rip cord...while he looks screwed as all hell, at least he doesn't have to worry about hitting the reef—it's really deep out there. Photo: photobrent/SPL