Thick Picks: Ed Catches Big Waves

by Kathy Davis on February 11, 2010

The official blog of longtime Santa Barbara, California-based surfboard manufacturer Channel Island Surfboards has posted this great video of surfing legend and Eddie Vedder pal Kelly Slater surfing the big waves at Oahu, Hawaii’s Makaha Beach.  Ed is in the vid also; he appears to be in the outrigger-esque canoe alongside in various shots.

Makaha Beach is known as a big wave surf spot and has hosted several big wave competitions over the years.  Appropriately enough, the soundtrack to the nicely-shot four minute video is a chunk of Pearl Jam’s  ”Big Wave” followed by “Oceans”.  The CI Surfboard blog says “share and enjoy”, so here it is!



Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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Liam February 12, 2010 at 5:11 am

Kelly is a freak, total control in all conditions.

JR February 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm

kinda funny. watch ed at 2:25 hold the boat and let it pull him in

Melissa February 20, 2010 at 12:40 am

Love love love Ed. Need my PJ and Ed fix – when are they coming to Philly again?? It has only been since October, but I miss them!

rascvet March 2, 2010 at 5:10 am

Очень интересно! Судя по некоторым откликам ….

Teresa March 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm

love love love pearl jam .saw them last september in seattle!!!! beautiful thats all i have to say thanks for the vid.

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