The Eddie Aikau Big-Wave Invitational hasn’t run since 2016, when surf fans the world over dropped their collective jaws as the planet’s most fearless chargers tackled monstrously large Waimea Bay. There were heroic rides, whiplash-inducing wipeouts, and at the end of the day, John John Florence took home the coveted win.
Swell pending, the iconic big-wave contest will be back this season. The holding period starts today and runs through February 28, 2022, when giant mountains of water tend to pound the Hawaiian islands. Just yesterday, an Instagram post made it official to the world:
Some of the most legendary names in surfing (listed below) have once again been invited to compete in the prestigious event. Stay tuned for upcoming forecasts and a potential green light from the contest coordinators:
John John Florence
Ross Clarke Jones
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