Eddie Would Go
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:
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: