The Eddie big wave surfing tournament is becoming somewhat of a rarity.
It is only staged when the waves are high enough and at the time of writing, it has been 5 years since it was last held.
But there is another big wave nearby, one that also relies on certain weather conditions.
The wave we’re talking about forms when heavy rains burst through the mouth of Waimea River, creating a standing wave not unlike the ones found at the best wave parks all over the world.
It’s rare, but it’s much more common than the Big Eddie and typically occurs several times throughout the year, with surfers riding those muddy waves for many hours at a time.
Sometimes, the surfers will actively dig out sand near the mouth of the river to create the wave, and once they do, they will be able to enjoy themselves for many hours.
Although surfing the Waimea River wave is a lot of fun and makes for a very unique experience, it’s technically not legal.
There is a lot of footage out there though and if you’re looking for some unusual surfing videos, we recommend checking them out.