6:30am update: The Eddie has been called off. Event officials say the big wave surf contest will not run at Waimea Bay today due to slowly building conditions.
5:30am update: The Eddie MAY Go. Swell has shifted, with Waimea no longer getting a direct hit. Start of contest may be delayed till noon. Officials are contemplating running a modified heat format.
Parking in Waimea valley has been filled for hours, and there are reports of heavy traffic delays.
After a six-year wait…Eddie will GO.