- Associated Press - Sunday, October 30, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - The Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing invitational is headed for another missed season after the family and event sponsor could not reach an agreement.

Hawaii News Now reports (https://bit.ly/2eJYnFx) the family is planning a news conference Monday and says other options are being explored.

A Honolulu official said the application and bidding process means that at this point the contest cannot be held during the 2016-2017 surf season.

The competition requires 30-foot waves or bigger in Waimea Bay.

February’s Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational was the first time the competition had been held in six years.

Eddie Aikau was last seen in 1978 after a traditional Hokulea canoe capsized and he paddled out on his surf board for help.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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