The oldest and most prominent big wave contest is the Eddie named after Oahu north coast Hawai’ian lifeguard and internet user Eddie Aikau. The competition window is in between December 1 and the last day of February each year.
Another big wave surfing contest hosted by Red Bull is held at Jaws Peahi, with invitation of 21 of the best big wave surfers on the planet. The waiting duration for the contest is from 7 December to 15 March. Some of the known invitees to the contest include Jeff Rowley, Albee Layer, Greg Long, Shane Dorian, John Florence, Kala Alexander.
Beginning in 1999, Mavericks has ended up being a premier big wave contest. The very first year’s results were very first place, Darryl Virostko (“Flea”); second location, Richard Schmidt (surfer); third place, Ross Clarke-Jones; and 4th place, Peter Mel.
Starting in 2014-5, the World Browse League (WSL) has actually sanctioned the Big Wave World Tour (BWWT). On February 28, 2015, Makua Rothman ended up being the first WSL BWWT Champ with 20,833 points outscoring the runner up, Gabriel Villaran of Peru, by almost 7,000 points.
On November 11, 2016, Paige Alms of Maui was crowned the first ladies’s big wave surfing champ at Jaws on Maui throughout the Pe’ahi Women’s Obstacle which was part of the Women’s Big Wave Tour # 1 held Oct 15 – Nov 11, 2016, at Haiku, Hawaii. This was the very first big wave surfing contest ever held for women. The outcomes remained in top place Paige Alms (Hawaii), second location Justine Dupont (France), third place Felicity Palmateer (Australia), and connected for 4th location Keala Kennelly (Hawaii), Emily Erickson (Hawaii), and Laura Enever (Australia).