The Eddie Aikau big wave tournament is supposed to be a go tomorrow at Waimea Bay on Oahu, Wednesday 2/11/16. The contest has not been held since 2009 because in order for it to be an Eddie, the waves need to be 25 feet according to Hawaiʻi standards, so 30 plus feet as they measure it now, and the waves need to peak during daytime hours, so the moon, the tides, the waves need to align perfectly for at least 8 hours of competition. Whether the contest happens tomorrow or not, Eddie Aikau's story is a great one to read.
Author: Stuart Holmes Coleman
Publisher: Bess Press
Publication Date: 2002
Synopsis: From Amazon.com
Eddie Would Go is the only biography of one of Hawaii’s greatest heroes. A shy and humble man by nature, Eddie Aikau became larger than life in the ocean. As a surfer, he rode the biggest waves in the world; as a lifeguard, he saved hundreds of lives from the North Shore’s treacherous waters; and as a proud Hawaiian, he sacrificed his life to save his fellow sailors aboard the voyaging canoe Hokule'a. But more than a biography of a courageous waterman, Stuart Coleman’s Eddie Would Go also tells the story of modern Hawaii and Eddie’s role in the Hawaiian Renaissance during the 1970’s. The book is based on numerous interviews with his family, friends and many of Hawaii’s leading watermen and scholars. Coleman weaves together their memories in an exciting and informative story. By exploring his legendary life and legacy, this book will show why Eddie has become such an enduring icon in Hawaii and the surfing world.
Review: Eddie would go is a very adventurous book that inspires people. This book is about a young man who never gave up on his dream.
The characters are real people who actually lived way back then and lived that old Hawaiian life style. Eddie, the main focus, is a person who is so nice and down to Earth like his loving family.
The most exciting part is the big wave surfing contest. This part gives me an adrenaline rush and makes me get pumped up about surfing. It's so exciting, and it's a page-turner.
So this is a great book for surfers and people who are just starting. This book will really inspire those people and also teach them the history of a great Hawaiian surfer and his legacy.
In a sentence...
Eddie is a man who became larger than life in the ocean and an enduring icon.
Posted by: Aukai