Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Two Large Swells Expected for Hawaii; The Quiksilver Big Wave is On Watch January 9, 2008


A pair of large north-west swells are forecast to broach the Hawaiian islands during the latter part of this week, delivering swell to Waimea Bay that might possibly be large enough for the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau, at Waimea Bay, Oahu.

The first, arriving late today, and peaking overnight, is estimated to deliver swell in the 12 to 15 foot (Hawaiian scale) range that will persist into Friday, delivering wave face heights of around 20 to 25 feet. The minimum swell requirement for "The Eddie" is 20 feet Hawaiian scale (wave face heights of around 30 to 40 feet).

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