Eddie Will Go
The seven year wait is almost over as we edge ever closer to a green light for the Eddie to go.
The big-wave event honors the legendary Eddie Aikau, Waimea Bay’s first lifeguard. A North Shore local and respected waterman, Aikau spent his free time rescuing swimmers and surfing big swells. After competing as a professional surfer, he was selected to join an expedition on a Polynesian voyaging canoe — the Hokule’a — headed for Tahiti. But mission was quickly abandoned when the Hokule’a encountered a storm and capsized. After surviving the night with his crewmates, Aikau decided to paddle to land for help. He didn’t make it!
2009 Eddie highlights
One absenteeism this year will be North Shore legend Andy Irons
The Eddie will be going out live on WSL