So yes, a green light for the Eddie is a pretty rare and special moment. 2009 may not seem that long ago, but some things have changed drastically since that last contest held at Waimea Bay. -A 25-year old Greg Long became the contest’s 8th Champion. -Instagram was still 10 months away from its launch. -John John Florence was a fresh faced 17-year old and Gabriel Medina was less than two weeks away from his 16th birthday.
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