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ENTRY 1- TEAM SHAKE EM UP
ENTRY 2- SIMBLOODLINE
ENTRY 3- KIM SANICO
IG @ KIM.SANICO
ENTRY 4- BLOOD HUNTAZ
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ENTRY 5- TEAM STRICTLY POACHIN
IG @ RODDOG_HOGKILLAH
ENTRY 6- CASTRO'S
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ENTRY 7- TEAM NO WORRIES
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2016 DVSC INSPIRE VIDEO
2016 OUTDOOR TOPIC: HOG HUNTAS
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WAIMEA BAY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Eddie has gotten a green light this year after all.
The World Surf League announced Monday that Quiksilver and the Eddie Aikau family have resolved their differences, and that the 2016-2017 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational holding period will kick off as planned. An opening ceremony is planned for Thursday. The Eddie, one of the world's premier surfing events, was launched in 1985 and only occurs when there are consistent, rideable waves of at least 30 feet in Waimea Bay during the narrow three-month holding period. Last February, thousands of spectators jammed Waimea Bay when the surf contest was held for the first time since 2009. The competition has only happened nine times since it began in 1984. "We are proud to see the tradition of The Eddie continue without interruption -- a testament to our respect for Eddie Aikau, the Aikau family, the Hawaiian people, and the community at large," said Pierre Agnes, Quiksilver's CEO, in a news release. Earlier this year, the Aikau family announced it was severing ties with event sponsor Quiksilver. The Aikau family was not immediately available for a comment, but the World Surf League's news release said family members were happy the surf contest was moving forward "in a manner that would maintain the integrity and Hawaiian spirit of the competition." The contest is invite-only and for the first time in it's history, a father and son were invited -- Michael Ho and his son Mason. It's also the first time a female athlete -- Keala Kenelly -- made the alternative list.
The surfers invited to the event this year are: Aaron Gold Bruce Irons Billy Kemper Dave Wassel Ezekiel Lau Garrett McNamara Grant Baker Greg Long Ian Walsh Jamie Mitchell Jamie O'Brien Jeremy Flores John John Florence Kala Alexander Kelly Slater Koa Rothman Kohl Christensen Landon McNamara Makua Rothman Mark Healey Mason Ho Michael Ho Reef McIntosh Ross Clarke-Jones Shane Dorian Sunny Garcia Takayuki Wakita Tom Carroll
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HANAPAA! TEAM FUSS THROWING IT DOWN!
KAUA'I HOE WAA RACE. BRADDAH IREPMALO
Man loses loAllyson Blair, Lisa Kubota, Ben Gutierrez
Oct 9, 2015 06:18 PM
NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 25-year-old man is in critical condition following a shark attack Friday morning off Oahu's North Shore, Ocean Safety officials said.
The victim was identified as Colin Cook, of Kawailoa.
Witnesses said Cook was pulled to shore by other ocean goers, and was awake and alert when he was taken to the hospital.
The attack happened about 10:30 a.m. in waters off Leftovers Beach Park, a popular surfing spot.
A witness told Hawaii News Now that Cook was apparently sitting on his surfboard with his legs dangling in the water when he was attacked. Bystanders used a surfboard leash as a tourniquet to control the bleeding.
Cook moved to Hawaii from Newport, R.I., three years ago and learned to create custom surfboards from famed North Shore shaper John Carper.
"We taught him how to make surfboards and we ended up semi-adopting him for a long time," said Carper. "He was part of our family for several years."
Cook and Carper both live right in front of Leftovers. Carper ran down to the beach as soon as he heard about the shark bite.
"I kept him, basically held his head, kept having him to look at my face. He kept wanting to pass out," said Carper.
"He'd lost his leg completely," he added.
Cook also apparently suffered injuries to his hand after attempting to swat the shark away.
"It was his left leg that got taken, and then it was his left hand that he lost a couple of his fingertips on," Chris Webster, Cook's cousin, told Hawaii News Now. "So I imagine he was holding the shark off while he was punching it."
Webster got a chance to talk to Cook before he was wheeled into surgery. "I got there and I was all, 'What's up? I heard you were fighting with a shark.' And he started laughing and smiling. He's all, 'Yeah, I got a couple good cracks on him.' So he was in good spirits."
Following the attack, lifeguards posted warning signs and urged people to stay out of the water. Emergency Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright said the area will be re-assessed Saturday to determine if the warning signs will be posted again.
Enright said the shark was reported to be 10- to 12-feet-long.
This is the fifth shark attack in Hawaii so far this year, but the first off Oahu since 2013. In 2014, there were six shark attacks statewide.
From January to September, there were two shark attacks off Maui and two off the Big Island.
The other incidents were:
- On April 29, a 65-year-old woman was killed while snorkeling off Maui's Ahihi Bay. The woman was in 20- to 35-foot-deep waters, and was about 200 yards offshore.
- On March 18, a 60-year-old man suffered cuts to his forearm, left arm and thigh while standing in 4-foot-deep water off Hapuna Beach on the Big Island. Authorities said the man was bit by a 8- to 10-foot-long tiger shark.
- On Jan. 27, a 20-year-old Maui man was bit by a shark he had caught while fishing in Lahaina.
In all of the earlier four shark attacks this year, the victims were bit while in cloudy waters.
Carper said Cook was fortunate to have a lot of other surfers at the beach with him. "There was a real capable group of surfers that came in," he said. "Without them Colin wouldn't have made it. There's no question he wouldn't have made it."
Then Carper became emotional.
"It's kinda heavy, man."
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