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(NECN/KITV: Waimea Bay, Hawaii) - The Eddie surf competition was for the first time since 2004. And that brought huge crowds ready to watch the world's best surfers take on the monster sized waves. The majestic mountains of water and the men daring to ride them attracts a woodstock-like throng to Waimea, many hiking in before dawn just on the hope the Eddie might go. The closer to the bay you get, the tighter the parking, the denser the traffic and the more ingenious the vehicles. The mix of trucks and cars, strollers, walkers, peddlers and power bikes worried safety officials, but the surf was just big enough for the contest. It also scared novices away from the dangerous water, but not big enough to reach homes or roads. It was a peaceful sun-drenched day, even those there for commerce embraced the cruise. KITV's Daryl Huff reports.