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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Eddie Would Go

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Ever seen the sticker, "Eddie Would Go"? Well, Eddie Aikau is the person that inspired the saying. Eddie Aikau was the first lifeguard to ever be stationed at Waimea Bay. During his life, he saved countless lives. At the age of 31, he lost his own life while attempting to save the lives of this crew members aboard the Hokule'a sailing canoe that went down during one of their voyage. The two photos were taken on Sunday at Waimea. BTW, this was not a contest - just surfers getting serious water.

The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Classic at Waimea Bay takes place only if waves are over 20 feet (6.1 meters) from the back - 40 feet (12 meters) from the front. The waiting period is some time between November to January. Eddie Aikau was a brave, humble, and selfless person who is an inspiration to many.

Check out the amazing video:
http://www.transworldsurf.com/surf/video/0,19940,1021180-809222,00.html
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There are many great people in this world who stands out amongst the crowd, and I believe Eddie is one of them. He exemplifies the spirit of aloha. A book was written about him and a Humanitarian Award was given to the Author:
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/Mar/26/br/br7862590413.html

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13 Comments:

Blogger Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Thank you very much. Your photos are all wonderful but these about surf are stunning. Great !!!

P.S. thank you about the bad ccd list too.

Monday, April 9, 2007 at 10:28:00 PM HST  
Blogger Dsole said...

WOOOOOW!!
Amazing photos! this show has to be really awesome!
And the video is great... oh my, those guys are terrific!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 12:42:00 AM HST  
Blogger Piika said...

wow that's all a person can say - wish I was there!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 1:40:00 AM HST  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

Superb surf images, and the story of Eddie Aikau is so inspiring!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 2:15:00 AM HST  
Blogger Mandi said...

Brilliant photos. Never heard of Eddie so thanks for the enlightenment.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 2:53:00 AM HST  
Blogger Natalie said...

Yesterday I was watching some surfers on TV...man, surfing takes some skills and coordination. These pictures are awesome.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 4:23:00 AM HST  
Blogger Monica said...

These are some serious waves! Great photos!

The way people dress up to go to the beach there really doesn´t seem so different from Rio (we do not have big waves here though).
But you´re right, here non surfers aren´t afraid to use their speedos! Surfers wear long shorts, just like you guys over there.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 5:11:00 AM HST  
Blogger Mimmu said...

I can not understand, how they can do it? You have captured a full action, fine, indeed!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 5:15:00 AM HST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Those photos are amazing! I enjoy very much seeing the video, thanks :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 8:59:00 AM HST  
Blogger aisha said...

nice

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 3:50:00 PM HST  
Blogger zannnie said...

Kala, this is a very wonderful shot!!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!!! i love it!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 7:39:00 PM HST  
Anonymous kris said...

whao! adrenaline pumping shots!
great timing ,too

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 2:21:00 AM HST  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks for the info about Eddie - I didn't know about him. I'd be eating sand with these waves! PS: I think your comments got turned off on the plumeria photo 'cause I wanted to let you know that it is a beautiful pic but I couldn't find the link!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 12:00:00 PM HST  

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