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Big-wave letdown

Big swells a big letdown for big-wave contests

Updated: January 21, 2011, 10:58 AM ET
By Jake Howard

Disappointment seems to be the theme this week for big-wave events. Weird to think of 20-foot surf as being disappointing, but that's what the world's come to, I guess. In Hawaii this morning the Eddie was called off, then put back on hold, then finally called off again for good. And in California, both the Maverick's and Todos events have been called off. The swell of the winter, while sizable and a wonderful reprieve from the mundane, has proved to be not quite not what the doctor ...

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