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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'The Eddie': Hawaii Big-Wave Surfing (PHOTOS)

Surfers in Hawaii gathered on Oahu's North Shore this week for "The Eddie," a competition in Waimea Bay that occurs only when waves top 20 feet. It is the first such event in five years.

Waves reached a jaw-dropping 30 feet high, and Greg Long edged Kelly Slater to capture the $55,000 top prize. Below, check out photos of the stunning waves.

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