Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Wild World of Wednesday With Big Waves
The waves have to be over 20 feet for the Eddie Aikau big wave event to run at Waimea Bay. In the last 25 years the event has only been held 8 times, including this week where monster sets pounded the coast.
I watched some of the live webcast and was completely captivated. Talk about huge waves. Anything over about 8 feet and I'm not in the water. Even then they have to have a nice shape and long periods between sets or I'll get worn out. After watching some of the event yesterday I wished I could have just 25% of the talent in the water that these competitors have!
Kelly Slater took an early lead, scoring a 98 on one wave but it was not to be. San Clemente surfer Greg Long came from behind to win - by 10 points! Congrats Greg!