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Mark Healey Cover’s Stick Size With Eddie Invitee’s

After an absolutely firing start to the 2008/2009 season on the North Shore, the swells that make the seven-mile miracle just that have apparently decided to take the holidays off. No worries though, we still have January and February to look forward to. This is more than likely the thought running through the minds of most involved with the ‘08/’09 Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau.

Following a couple of near misses early on in the holding period, organizers for the premier big wave surfing competition look to January and February with hope and optimism that an opportunity to run the event for the first time since 2004 will present itself. In the meantime, Quiksilver and Mark Healey are keeping us posted on the updates and getting us the inside scoop on the inner-workings of the Eddie.

In Quiksilver’s latest video update, Healey polls some Eddie invitees on their prospective board choice for the event and the size of the board they will be charging with. The strategies are as diverse and varied as the competitors themselves. Everything from 9′0″s to 11 footers will be taken to Waimea as board of choice for the competition, some with one fin, others with three, and a few competitors looking to ride quads for extra speed and escapability in hopes of not being caught from behind by avalanches of white water.

The field for this season’s Eddie is as deep as talented as ever so let’s keep our fingers crossed that the North Shore comes back to life. In the meantime, I’m sure Mark Healey and Quik will keep the video updates rolling out.


Posted by Shaun on Monday, December 29th, 2008 in Surfing.

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