In honor of The Eddie becoming official for the 2016/17 season, here’s a look back at the morning of the legendary competition from last year. No, this isn’t filled with images of massive drops, scary wipeouts, or John John getting chaired up the beach. This is what went down around the Waimea Bay parking lot in the three hours building up to the starting horn. From ukulele jams with Makua Rothman to remembering wax with Jamie Mitchell to signing release paperwork with Shane Dorian, feel the pre-paddle nerves – and excitement – through your screen, and cross your fingers for a run again this year.