The Eddie Opening Ceremony: Photostory

Seven Red Bull athletes are among the invitees for the 28th annual running of the event
By RedBull.com Team
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Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
(From letf to right) Shane Dorian, Ian Walsh, Tom Carroll and Kelly Slater.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie (From letf to right) Shane Dorian, Ian Walsh, Tom Carroll and Kelly Slater. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Ian Walsh.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Ian Walsh. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Jamie O'Brien.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Jamie O'Brien. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
(From left to right) Ramon Navarro, Carlos Burle and Jamie Sterling.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie (From left to right) Ramon Navarro, Carlos Burle and Jamie Sterling. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Jamie O'Brien (right) and Ian Walsh (left).
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Jamie O'Brien (right) and Ian Walsh (left). © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
(From left to right): Makua Rothman, Bruce Irons and Kala Alexander.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie (From left to right): Makua Rothman, Bruce Irons and Kala Alexander. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
The Eddie is so much more than a big wave contest. It is a celebration of life.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie The Eddie is so much more than a big wave contest. It is a celebration of life. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
J.O.B and his GoPro on the way out to the lineup.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie J.O.B and his GoPro on the way out to the lineup. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Ross Clarke-Jones.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Ross Clarke-Jones. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Ian, Jamie and their guns.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Ian, Jamie and their guns. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
The Eddie brings together some of the biggest names in surfing in a very unique way.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie The Eddie brings together some of the biggest names in surfing in a very unique way. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Jamie O'Brien (center) and John John Florence (right).
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Jamie O'Brien (center) and John John Florence (right). © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Ian, a first timer, paddles out to the lineup for the water portion of the ceremony.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Ian, a first timer, paddles out to the lineup for the water portion of the ceremony. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Bruce Irons.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Bruce Irons. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Sunset on The Opening Ceremony for The Eddie.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Sunset on The Opening Ceremony for The Eddie. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
Ramon Navarro (center), with Grant Twiggy Baker to his left.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie Ramon Navarro (center), with Grant Twiggy Baker to his left. © Zak Noyle
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie
The waiting period for The Eddie runs from December 1st, 2012 to February 28th, 2013.
Opening Ceremony at The Eddie The waiting period for The Eddie runs from December 1st, 2012 to February 28th, 2013. © Zak Noyle
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