HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Aikau family confirmed on Wake Up 2Day that the Eddie Big Wave Invitational will happen this Sunday, Jan. 22.

Earlier this month there was a potential green light for the event that was short-lived after swell and weather conditions were downgraded just before the expected day.

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But now a new swell is being tracked for this weekend and the decision to have The Eddie go was made.

“All of the forecasters and all of the officials that are involved with The Eddie — we have come together as a team to make the decision that The Eddie will go on Sunday.”

Clyde Aikau, Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational event director.

2022-2023 List of invitees

Aaron Gold

Andrea Moller

Billy Kemper

Eli Olson

Emily Erickson

Ezekiel Lau

Grant Baker

Greg Long 

Ian Walsh

Jake Maki

Jamie O’Brien

Jamie Mitchell

John John Florence

Josh Moniz

Justine Dupont

Kai Lenny

Keala Kennelly

Keali’i Mamala

Kelly Slater

Koa Rothman

Kohl Christensen

Landon McNamara

Lucas Chianca

Luke Shepardson

Makani Adric

Makuakai Rothman

Mark Healey

Mason Ho

Michael Ho

Nathan Florence

Nathan Fletcher

Nic von Rupp

Paige Alms

Peter Mel

Ramon Navarro

Ross Clarke-Jones

Shane Dorian

Taio Shipman

Tikanui Smith

Tyler Larronde

Men’s Alternates

Mikey O’Shaughnessy

Kahea Hart

Chris Owens

Dave Wassel

Ben Wilkinson

Joey Cadiz (Aloha)

Reef McIntosh

Mike Pietsch

Torrey Meister

Ryan Seelbach

Chris Bertish

Jamie Sterling

Women’s Alternates

Bianca Valenti

Laura Enever

Raquel Heckert

Silvia Nabuco

Polly Ralda

Isabelle Leonhardt

In order for the event to run surf heights must consistently reach 20 feet.

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The event will take place at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu.