Turns Out The Eddie Won’t Go

by The Editors on November 30, 2017

After failing to come to a deal with Quiksilver on the sponsorship of the 2017-18 big wave event and having a tough time getting permits, but saying that the event would go on “even if we have to have coconuts for trophies” the Aikau family has reportedly decided that The Eddie is a no go for this year, according to a story in the Star Advertiser.

“It really is the most prestigious surf contest in the world. And we did not want to compromise that because it ultimately would be compromising Eddie’s integrity to not do something proper,” said Aikau family spokesperson Cynthia Scrima. “The family hopes to hold “The Eddie” during the 2018-2019 season. Scrima said the Aikaus have already applied for a permit for next season and have been searching for a new lead sponsor.

Hopefully, everyone can get together for next year. Surfing needs The Eddie.

[Link: Star Advertiser]

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