Mason Ho (HAW) and John Florence (HAW) share a wave during the most recent Eddie on February 25, 2016. Image: WSL/Freesurf/Keoki

Just in: The Eddie Won’t Go in 2017/2018

While the Eddie Aikau Foundation previously planned on running the big wave contest this year if Eddie size swell arrived, the family announced that the contest will not go. The opening ceremony has been canceled as well.

“The family feels there is insufficient time to properly plan and hold The Eddie this year, and lacks the proper resources to maintain the high integrity of this extraordinary Hawaiian cultural event,” the Aikau family said in the statement.

Stay tuned for more updates.