The Eddie a go: Big waves to deliver storied surf contest

  • FILE - Ramon Navarro, of Chile, paddles out to ride in the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest in Waimea Bay near Haliewa, Hawaii on Feb. 25, 2016. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

  • FILE - Participants line up their surf boards to pray during the In Memony of Eddie Aikau opening ceremony in Waimea Bay near Haleiwa, Hawaii, Nov. 30, 2006. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years - if conditions are right. And female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni, File)

  • FILE - Sunny Garcia, of Hawaii, rides a wave to shore during the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest in Waimea Bay near Haliewa, Hawaii on Feb. 25, 2016. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

  • FILE - Participants in the In Memory of Eddie Aikau walk out of the ocean at sunset after the opening ceremony in Waimea Bay near Haleiwa, Hawaii, on Nov. 30, 2006. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years - if conditions are right. And female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni, File)

  • FILE - Ross Clarke-Jones, of Australia, rides out of a wave during the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest in Waimea Bay near Haliewa, Hawaii on Feb. 25, 2016. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

  • FILE - Jamie Mitchell, right, and Ross Clarke-Jones, both of Australia, surf in the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing contest in Waimea Bay near Haliewa, Hawaii on Feb. 25, 2016. One of the world's most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

HONOLULU — One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years.