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    Opening Day For The Jay!

    December 1st ushered in a new era at the once lonely spot on the edge of the cold, forbidding Pacific, in a little hamlet known as Princeton By the Sea. After years of wrangling and some say mistrust between the surfers and promoters of the annual big wave surf event, the contest is now to be run by the surfers and for the surfers :See Article

    The contest to be known as " The Jay" honors the mememory of Jay Moriarty, who died in 2001 at the tender age of 22 while free diving in the Maldives.

    "He was a straight-away guy," said surfer Dennis Funk. "Unlike a lot of hot- shot surfers, he didn't have pretensions. He was humble. Some people go out there and try to prove something. He was into the joy of surfing."

    Moriarity became an internationally acclaimed surfing star at the age of 16 when a cover photo for Surfer Magazine caught his longboard being lifted upward beneath him by a 25-foot wave -- the most famous wipeout ever recorded on film.

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    The Jay also pays homage to The Eddie, Hawaii's biggest, big wave surf event which is held when conditions are right on Oahu North Shore, and it is named for the legendary Eddie Aiku, a fearless and spirited surfer who passed away in 1978 while sailing from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard the Hokule'a. The tradition Polynesian sailing craft capsized in heavy seas, and Eddie, fearing the options limited, set out paddling for help, never to be seen again.

    The Jay contest window is from December 1st to February 28th, when conditions are prime, and that call will be made by majority vote of the contestants themselves not when some promoter says so. The even will be broadcast live, however spectators are ask to not come to Half Moon Bay and will be turned away from Pillar Point, a move designed to protect not only the fragile environment, but also the public themselves. ~It's not the size of the website, it's how you use it! ~

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    So I wonder how they intend on letting people know when the contest is on so they can tune in without a flash mob showing up anyways?

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