Official Update: The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau

Waimea Bay, HAWAII, December 5, 2009

Fueled by Monster Energy

**WARNING: The National Weather Service is issuing high surf warnings to local residents.
In the interest of public safety, the Civil Defense may close roads and beach accesses along the North Shore of Oahu from Sunday night. The safest place to be is away from coastal areas.

Avoid traffic and hazards by watching the event live when it goes at

Invitees & alternates are enjoying a solid 18- to 20-foot warmup swell at Waimea Bay this-morning; a hair undersize for the event to run.

All eyes are on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – all three days are forecast to exceed the event’s required minimum threshold of 20 feet. Updates will be issued as we approach those days.

The National Weather Service reports that swell will build early Monday and continue into Tuesday and Wednesday with open ocean swell heights exceeding 22 feet. This will translate to wave heights of 30 feet or higher at North Shore surf spots.

High surf in combination with high tides will produce dangerous battering waves that will pound the coastline, cause high run-up, and jeopardize beachfront properties.

Resources to stay up to date:
National Weather Service report phone line: (808) 973-4383 – detailed warnings and descriptions.
NOAA Oahu Surf Forecast