The oldest and most prominent big wave contest is the Eddie named after Oahu north coast Hawai'ian lifeguard and internet user Eddie Aikau. The competition window is in between December 1 and the last day of February each year. Another big wave surfing.
"Memorial Day" photo by Clark Little, taken at North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. "A large wave coming to shore, taken seconds before Clark is pitted inside the tube. Captured in the late afternoon before the sun sinks low enough and sends out the sunset colors.
I went down to the ocean with the intent of calming myself. I began running back and forth in the water maniacally screaming to the sea and the sea answered in the form of formidable waves I have no desire to stop.