HiP 068 – Eddie Big Wave Contest Info and a Special 7 Day World Calendar

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HiP 068 - Eddie Big Wave Contest Info and a Special 7 Day World Calendar

EPISODE #68 for week starting Monday Dec 11 to Sunday Dec 17th 2023

In this episode,  12 Bars of Christmas – 11 legendary surfers – 10 degrees in temperature shift – 9 Days left in the Pipemaster – 8 events on Saturday – 7 day forecasts – 6 nights of concerts – 5k run in La’ie – 4 nights of meteor showers – 3 foot waves – 2 Blood Drive – AND a Mele Kalikimaka Market

PLUS 7 World days calendar to celebrate, 2 Hawaiian Christmas music playlist that you can enjoy where ever you are. Thank you for choosing Hawaii Posts to be part of your daily audio tapestry.….. Aw-right – Lets go!

IMAGE IS FROM THE OFFICIAL CONTEST POSTERartwork by Eddy Y., this poster serves as a testament to Eddie Aikau’s incredible legacy as a legendary waterman and a beacon of courage. https://www.theeddieaikau.com/product/2023-2024-Event-Poster

 Weather, Surf & Night Sky  “Anilā, Nalu a me Pō Lani”

HiP weekly Weather Forecast-  Monday Dec 11 to Sunday Dec 17th 2023

Weather Conditions for Oahu-

This week will be a beautiful week in the Hawaiian islands. With passing showers on partly cloudy but mostly sunny days. The winds will be between 10 to 15 miles an hour peaking this Sunday around 15 to 20 mile an hour with the wind mostly coming out of the north Northeast

Temperatures average-  

Highs will be around at 82F (27C) dropping through the week to 75F (23C) 

Lows will be around 73 (22C) dropping through the week to 64F (17C) this weekend

This Week

Sunrise- around 7:00 am 

Sunset- around 5:50 pm

Daylight – averaging about 11 hours 10 minutes 


Song: Faces & Places by Salon Kingsadore https://salonkingsadore.bandcamp.com/album/salon-kingsadore

North Shores 3-5 (6-10 faces) peaking weds. 8-12 (16-24 faces) dropping to Friday 5-8 (10-16 Faces)

West Side 2-4 (4-8 faces) peaking weds. 6-8 (12-16 faces) dropping to Friday 2-4 (4-8 Faces)

South Shores 1-2 (2-4 faces) dropping through the week to 0-1 on Friday

East Side 1-3 (2–6 faces)  bumpy and grumpy but rising to 3-5 (6-10)by Thursday


Vans Pipe Masters

Where: Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline)

When: December 8-20, 2023

The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational

Where: Waimea Bay, Haleiwa

When: December 8 to February 28 (each year)

Here are details about The The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational:

Held at Waimea Bay, it’s the most prestigious big-wave surfing contest in the world, and here’s who’s in.

“The Bay calls the day,” is the famous saying about the Eddie Big Wave Invitational Surf Contest at Waimea Bay, and whenever that may come this winter the list of invitees for the 2023/24 edition of the event have been announced by the Eddie Aikau Foundation. Among the notable names on the list are world champions Kelly Slater and John John Florence, as well as world record holder Laura Enever and big-wave all-stars Kai Lenny and Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca. 

The official waiting period for the event runs from December 14 through March 12. The surf must be at least 40 feet throughout the duration of the event, which takes about eight to ten hours to run in total. 

“The Eddie,” created in memory of legendary North Shore lifeguard Eddie Aikau, who disappeared at sea in 1978, first ran in 1984 and has only run ten times over the 40-year period. This makes it one of the hardest surf events on the planet to win. Past winners include Florence, Slater, Bruce Irons, Greg Long and Ross Clarke-Jones.

In the truest spirit of Eddie, in January of 2023, North Shore lifeguard Luke Shepardson won the event while still on duty at Waimea. Beating reigning champ John John Florence in front front of an estimated crowd of 50,000, it was one of the most dramatic moments of the Eddie’s storied history.

For a complete list of invitees: https://www.si.com/fannation/surfing/big-waves/invitees-confirmed-eddie-big-wave-invitational-surf-contest

The Official Eddie Big Wave International Surf Contest https://www.theeddieaikau.com/

Night Sky 

This week for night sky I will use a song by my project, Blü Day, song is called “If It Shines It’s Mine”

New Moon on Tuesday December 12

Visible Planets

Mercury Sets at 7:10 PM WEST

Venus Rises 3:55 AM EAST

Mars Rises 6:30 AM WEST

Jupiter Sets 3:50 AM WEST

Saturn Sets 11:52 PM  WEST

Uranus Sets 4:52 AM  WEST

Astonomical NOTES: 

The Geminid meteor shower peaks around December 13–14 or 14–15, just a few days after the New Moon on December 12.

The Geminid Meteor Shower 2023 peaks just after a New Moon, making the skies perfectly dark for a shooting star show

The Geminid Meteor Shower peaks around the night of December 13–14 or 14–15, depending on your time zone. It is one of the major meteor showers of the year, with up to 150 meteors per hour.

Because the New Moon is on December 12, there is only the tiniest sliver of a Waxing Crescent Moon, which will set soon after the Sun.

The lack of Moonlight gives beautiful dark skies. The radiant will be below the horizon at the start of the evening, but it will rise high in the sky throughout the night. As a result, there will be an excellent chance to see the bright meteors all night, from dusk till dawn.

Unlike most meteor showers, the Geminids don’t come from a comet but from an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon.

Dust and debris from the asteroid—known as meteoroids—enter Earth’s atmosphere and generate flashes of light as the meteors burn up through the atmosphere. The streaks of light we see in the sky are a meteor shower or, poetically put, shooting stars.

“The meteors in a meteor shower appear to come from the same point in the sky—this is called the radiant,” says timeanddate astrophysicist Graham Jones.

“For this meteor shower, the radiant is in the constellation of Gemini, which is why they’re called the Geminids.”

Go to the Gemini constellation on our Night Sky Map

“Meteors can appear in any part of the sky, so you don’t have to specifically find the radiant point,” adds Graham. “However, it can be helpful to know when the radiant reaches its highest altitude, or its highest position in the sky.”

“Generally speaking, the higher the radiant, the more meteors you can see.”

Track the radiant using our Geminids tool

Story credit and more information https://www.timeanddate.com/news/astronomy/venus-morning-star-2023


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Events “Ho’okipa” (Hospitality or to entertain)

Concerts & Comedy



Frank Sinatra Birthday Celebration

Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, US


Sheila E. & the E Train

Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, US (2 Shows)

Taulia Lave

Duke’s Waikiki, Honolulu, HI, US


Sheila E. & the E Train

Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, US (2 Shows)



The Republik, Honolulu, HI, US



HB Social Club, Honolulu, HI, US

Christmas In Hawai‘i With Kimié Miner & FriendsBlue Note Hawaii | Honolulu, HI 6:30 pm3.0 mi


Feels so Close

The Republik, Honolulu, HI, US





TAU DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: IllumiNative 2023Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu, HI 7:30 pm


Holiday Open House at Waikiki Beach WalkWaikiki Beach Walk | Honolulu, HI 5:00 pm



Blood Drive at Pearlridge CenterPearlridge Center | Aiea, HI 12:00 pm


Run Polynesia 5KPolynesian Cultural Center | Laie, HI 7:30 am

Santa Claus Story TimeHawaii State Library | Honolulu, HI 1:30 pm

Laser Cutting 101: Christmas OrnamentsHNL Tool Library | Honolulu, HI 3:15 pm

MELE KALIKIMAKA MARKETPLACE. Honolulu’s Gift & Craft Fair.Blaisdell Exhibition Hall | Honolulu, HI 10:00 am0.9 mi

Photos with SantaInternational Market Place | Honolulu, HI 11:00 am

The Official Christmas Bar Crawl – HonoluluSmith & King Street | Honolulu, HI 4:00 pm

12 Bars of Christmas in ChinatownProof Social Club | Honolulu, HI 5:00 pm

Ballet Hawaii’s The NutcrackerNeal S Blaisdell Arena | Honolulu, HI 7:00 pm

Celebrate the Holidays with Ballet Hawaii’s lavish Hawaiian-themed Nutcracker presented in the 1858 Kingdom of Hawaii. The production is choreographed by Septime Webre with guest artists from New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and Eugene Ballet and accompanied by members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.


Blood Drive at Aloha StadiumAloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace – BLOODMOBILE | Honolulu, HI 8:00 am

Breakfast with SantaDave & Buster’s Honolulu | Honolulu, HI 8:00 am

World DAYS to Celebrate

World day segment will feature  a song that I produced with the musical expertise of Luis Caldera. My music project is Blu Day and the song is a little hawaiian and a little surf fusion called “Makani Kaimana”.

Tuesday- December 12, 12/12 its My Birthday YAY so mark it on your calendar 12/12 is Tomestokes birthday

It’s also Gingerbread House Day and Poinsettia Day

Wednesday-  Day of the Horse, Salesperson Day, Violin Day, Cocoa Day

Thursday- Monkey Day, Free Shipping Day

Friday- Cupcake Day, Ugly Sweater Day, Underdog Day

Saturday-  Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Sunday- Wright Brothers Day, National Maple syrup Day


Please Kokua for Maui in supporting the American Red Cross.

Help people affected by the Hawaii Wildfires. Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from this disaster https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/iheartmediahawaii-pub.html/


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