Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau: go big or go home | Photo: Quiksilver

The list of invitees for the 31st Annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau has been unveiled.

The one-day big wave riding competition will only get underway when waves meet or exceed the Hawaiian 20-foot minimum (40 feet for the rest of the world). The waiting period runs from December 1st, 2015, through February 29th, 2016.

The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau has only been held a total of eight times, most recently on December 9th, 2009, won by Greg Long. The list of 28 invitees includes names from Aaron Gold to Tom Carroll.

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Josh Enslin: celebrating after 1811 minutes of surfing | Photo: Sandy Smyth Coffey/Cyoh Surf Club

Josh Enslin has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest surfing session of all time, at Pollock Beach, Port Elizabeth, in South Africa.

Despite the cold water temperatures, the 30-year-old surfer stayed in the water for 30 hours and 11 minutes. Enslin rode 455 waves and improved the previous record by 44 minutes, set in 2011 by Ben Shaw.

The South African surfer raised clothes, food and funds for street children and a children's home. Josh Enslin started surfing at the age of three.

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Zane Schweitzer: carving in Cabarete | Photo: Tony Roberts/MOTO

The 2016 Master of the Ocean will hit Cabarete, in the Dominic Republic, between February 23rd-28th.

The only water sports competition featuring surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) returns for its 14th edition. The event, which evolved from "Ironman of Watersports" to "Master of the Ocean" was founded by Marcus Bohm in 2013.

It features 12 teams of four athletes. Each rider competes in a discipline, and the top 15 competitors move to a final stage, where they'll battle for the Master of the Ocean title.

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