First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:55 PM ET

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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