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Winter means one thing in Hawaii: big waves. That's why it's no surprise the most anticipated sporting events of the season are the surf competitions taking place on the North Shore of the island. From the rare Eddie Aikau big-wave event to the Triple Crown of surf, these events are epic enough to justify trading town for country.

 
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Consider this your ultimate guide to North Shore's winter surf competitions. From November to February, we've got you covered. 

the eddie

Since it's inception in 1985, the Eddie, other wise known as the Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau, has only been held nine times. 

Since there is no way to predict if or when the competition will occur, we think it's best to prepared. Here's what you need to know.