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The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational is Back!

After a seven-year break in the action, The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational is back on! The surf is supposed to be epic this weekend with ideal wind and swell conditions, and waves predicted to reach over 30 feet in the forecast! This invitational is held at the legendary big wave spot, Waimea Bay on Oahu. It has been held on and off since the mid 1980’s in honor of deceased big wave surfer and lifeguard, Eddie Aikau, who lost his life trying to save a crew of voyagers whose vessel had capsized off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands. Aikau was a beloved waterman on the island, and he and his brother competed together in big wave competitions up until his death in 1978. This event carries on the legend of Eddie Aikau, and we’re stoked to see what this weekend has in store!

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Brazilian Big Wave Surfer Dies at Nazaré
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Brazilian Big Wave Surfer Dies at Nazaré

Brazilian Big Wave Surfer Dies at Nazaré

Storied big wave surfer, Marcio Freire, 47, reportedly died yesterday afternoon after losing consciousness during a wipe out at Nazaré. Freire has been on the big wave scene for decades and is considered one of the pioneers of surfing Jaws, one of Hawai’i’s most formidable big wave spots. Portuguese news outlets are reporting that after spending much of the day paddling into waves under his own power, Freire began towing into waves as the swell picked up. According to he elected not to use an

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Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Ian Walsh Explore Surfing’s Final Frontier
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Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Ian Walsh Explore Surfing’s Final Frontier

Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Ian Walsh Explore Surfing’s Final Frontier

On August 17th, 2021, big wave surfers Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Ian Walsh embarked on a surf exploration mission in search of a potential new big wave surf spot the likes of which only exist in a handful of other places on earth. Since big wave surfing’s inception, Mavericks, Nazaré, Waimea and Jaws have been the world’s premier big wave breaks, but Twiggy and Ian sought to change that with an excursion to the northern west coast of South Africa. These surfers put their lives on hold for

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We are Like Waves by Jordyn Romero: A Film to Inspire
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We are Like Waves by Jordyn Romero: A Film to Inspire

We are Like Waves by Jordyn Romero: A Film to Inspire

, a documentary by Jordyn Romero that's out now, follows the story of Sanu Sandeepani, one of the first local, female surfers from Sri Lanka. On the south coast of Sri Lanka, surfing is everywhere, yet local girls are discouraged from participating in the sport. Instead, they’re expected to stay home and concentrate on housework, getting married and caring for children. Sanu is challenging the strict gender roles of her village and dreams of becoming the first woman surf instructor in her