The Bay Calls the Day – Hoping Eddie Will Go

Dan Zelikman/Civil Beat

With fingers, arms, legs and toes all crossed – I had half a dozen browsers open with updates about The Eddie Aikau Surf Invitational Wednesday.

For the celebrated event to go on, a delicate balance of surf and weather conditions are required. The most crucial – a minimum of 20-foot wave heights (40-foot faces) to come crashing down on Oahu's North Shore.

Since the the tournament began in 1985, Mother Nature has only cooperated eight times. While I waited to hear about lucky number nine, I called Stuart Coleman, author of the award-winning book, “Eddie Would Go,” to hear what he thought about the potential of this year’s event.

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