EDDIE WOULD GO
Eddie Aikau, born May 4, 1946 was raised in a family strongly connected to it's Hawaiian heritage. The Aikau family was rich in love and tradition. Eddie's father, "Pops" Aikau took the family surfing nearly every weekend. That early exposure nurtured a life-long love and appreciation of surfing in the entire family. And in Eddie, it heiped foster the unique Hawaiian approach to surfing a style he embodied.
Eddie first surfed giant waves in 1967, a virtual unknown at the time. He took off the deepest and rode the biggest waves. Eddie didn't surf on the wave, he danced with it. From that time on, there was no doubt that Eddie would go. His extraordinary ability as a Waterman made him the natural choice to be the first lifeguard at Waimea Bay. Eddie courageously risked his life so that others would live, saving so many, that in 1971 he was voted lifeguard of the year by his peers.
Eddie's strong connection to his Hawaiian heritage drove him to become one of the nine crew members chosen to recreate the voyage of Hawaiian discovery on the traditionally built voyaging canoe, "Hokule'a". On March 16, 1978 several hours out, they were hit by heavy weather. With crew members clinging to the capsized craft and in doubt as to rescue, Eddie decided to paddle his board to Lanai, some 12 miles to the East. For the last time, Eddie would go. While the crew was foud the next day, Eddie never was. Eddie Aikau - Hawaiian; His body had followed where his spirit had always been.
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