Chances are, you have heard all about the wicked waves that have allowed for only the 8th running of The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau.
Chances are you’ve seen the videos.
Chances are you know swells were up to 50ft.
None of this takes away from the fact that this event was epic, in every sense of the adjective. The 2009 event provided surfers with a 3-day window of opportunity to take advantage of waves so monstrous and, yet, so pristine, that they may never see the like again.
While we could spend hours recanting the mindblowing stories of the day and the secrets of this year’s winner, 26-year old, Greg Long, we thought we’d let the video do the talking for us.
Enjoy the otherworldly nature of the surf (a reality shift particularly poignant for Moji as it is a stifling 3 degrees here in Chicago) and make sure you take advantage of all those opportunities that make a life epic.