Huge waves bring Hawaii surf contest The Eddie after hiatus


              Billy Kemper throws up his arms up after completing his ride in Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore during the The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
            
              John John Florence, the reigning champion of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest, takes off on his first wave of the day in Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore during the The Eddie, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
            
              Kai Lenny, left, and Aaron Gold, center, are cheered on by Jake Maki, right, in Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore during the The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
            
              Billy Kemper throws up his arms up after completing his ride in Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore during the The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
            
              John John Florence, the reigning champion of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest, takes off on his first wave of the day in Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore during the The Eddie, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
            
              Kai Lenny, left, and Aaron Gold, center, are cheered on by Jake Maki, right, in Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore during the The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
            
              Billy Kemper throws up his arms up after completing his ride in Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore during the The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
            
              John John Florence, the reigning champion of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest, takes off on his first wave of the day in Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore during the The Eddie, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
            
              Kai Lenny, left, and Aaron Gold, center, are cheered on by Jake Maki, right, in Hawaii's Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore during the The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surfing contest Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
            
              This aerial image provided by Clark Little shows the crowds gathered for the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surf competition at Waimea Bay, Hawaii, on Oahu’s North Shore, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year, female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (Clark Little via AP)
            
              FILE - Ross Clarke-Jones, of Australia, rides out of a wave during the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest in Waimea Bay near Haliewa, Hawaii on Feb. 25, 2016. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
            
              FILE - Ramon Navarro, of Chile, paddles out to ride in the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest in Waimea Bay near Haliewa, Hawaii on Feb. 25, 2016. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
            
              FILE - Sunny Garcia, of Hawaii, rides a wave to shore during the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest in Waimea Bay near Haliewa, Hawaii on Feb. 25, 2016. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
            
              FILE - Jamie Mitchell, right, and Ross Clarke-Jones, both of Australia, surf in the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest in Waimea Bay near Haliewa, Hawaii on Feb. 25, 2016. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
            
              This aerial image provided by Clark Little shows the crowds gathered for the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surf competition at Waimea Bay, Hawaii, on Oahu’s North Shore, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year, female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (Clark Little via AP)
            
              This aerial image provided by Clark Little shows the crowds gathered for the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surf competition at Waimea Bay, Hawaii, on Oahu’s North Shore, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year, female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (Clark Little via AP)
            
              FILE - Kelly Slater surfs in the In Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave surf contest on the North Shore at Waimea Bay near Haleiwa, Hawaii, Dec. 8, 2009. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years, if conditions are right. And female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
Huge waves bring Hawaii surf contest The Eddie after hiatus