Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau: the Bay calls the day | Photo: Quiksilver

Code Yellow. The 2015/2016 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau is on stand by for February 25th, at Waimea Bay. A final decision will be made early Thursday morning.

Surf forecasters are expecting waves in the 20-to-25-foot range (Hawaiian scale) and 10-knot trade winds. It is the second powerful swell to hit the coast of Oahu this week.

"These systems are very hard to predict so we will set up for the event, but we will not make the final call until Thursday morning. We don't want to disappoint anybody, and we will leave it up to the Bay to call the day," explains Glen Moncata, director of the event.

Two weeks ago, the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau raised the green flag, but a delayed and diminished swell suddenly cancelled the competition.

In the last 31 years, "The Eddie" was only held eight times. The 2015/2016 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau is a World Surf League Specialty Event, and will feature 28 big wave specialists.

2015/2016 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau | Heat Draw

Round 1/Heat 1
Shane Dorian (HAW)
Kohl Christensen (HAW)
Greg Long (USA)
Ramon Navarro (CHL)
Sunny Garcia (HAW)
Ross Clarke-Jones (AUS)
Jamie Mitchell (AUS)

Round 1/Heat 2
Kelly Slater (USA)
David Wassell (HAW)
Grant Baker (ZAF)
Reef McIntosh (HAW)
Jamie O'Brien (HAW)
Aaron Gold (HAW)
Tom Carroll (AUS)

Round 1/Heat 3
John John Florence (HAW)
Mark Healey (HAW)
Clyde Aikau (HAW)
Nathan Fletcher (USA)
Noah Johnson (HAW)
Peter Mel (USA)
Takayuki Wakita (JPN)

Round 1/Heat 4
Bruce Irons (HAW)
Makua Rothman (HAW)
Ian Walsh (HAW)
Albee Layer (HAW)
Kala Alexander (HAW)
Garrett McNamara (HAW)
Jeremy Flores (FRA)

Round 2/Heat 1
Shane Dorian (HAW)
Kohl Christensen (HAW)
Greg Long (USA)
Reef McIntosh (HAW)
Jamie O'Brien (HAW)
Aaron Gold (HAW)
Tom Carroll (AUS)

Round 2/Heat 2
Kelly Slater (USA)
David Wassell (HAW)
Grant Baker (ZAF)
Ramon Navarro (CHL)
Sunny Garcia (HAW)
Ross Clarke-Jones (AUS)
Jamie Mitchell (AUS)

Round 2/Heat 3
John John Florence (HAW)
Mark Healey (HAW)
Clyde Aikau (HAW)
Albee Layer (HAW)
Kala Alexander (HAW)
Garrett McNamara (HAW)
Jeremy Flores (FRA)

Round 2/Heat 4
Bruce Irons (HAW)
Makua Rothman (HAW)
Ian Walsh (HAW)
Nathan Fletcher (USA)
Noah Johnson (HAW)
Peter Mel (USA)
Takayuki Wakita (JPN)

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