The world’s finest watermen gathered in a semi-circle on the white sand beach of Waimea Bay, their big boards laid out before them. Behind them, crowds six-deep enclosed the group of 50-plus athletes. The opening ceremony of what is commonly known as “The Eddie” has happened every winter on the North Shore of Oahu since 1984. In that time, however, the event, which has a three-month waiting period, has only run on seven occasions. The Bay calls the day.
Last weekend, under perfect blue skies, the annual Pine Trees Classic for kids hosted by Oakley’s Bruce Irons took place in Kauai. “We’ve been doing this event for nine years and it keeps getting better and better.” said Bruce.
Watch Shaun White, Bruce Irons, James "Bubba" Stewart, Ryan Sheckler And Aaron Rathy In Their Intros For FUEL TV
Watch Shaun White, Bruce Irons, James “Bubba” Stewart, Ryan Sheckler and Aaron Rathy’s unique introductions for each of their signature shows for Oakley Week on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit.”