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Eddie Would Go -- Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational at Waimea Bay 1988

Eddie Would Go -- Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational at Waimea Bay 1988

... surfing competitions throughout the world come even close to matching.

eddie aikau ~ hawaiian hero, used to go to the Aikau family home on Friday nights.Rest in Peace Eddie

This image of Eddie Aikau and Peter "PT" Townend was taken during one of the ...

This image of Eddie Aikau and Peter "PT" Townend

The unmistakable style of one of surfing's legends. Eddie Aikau

Ken Bradshaw and Clyde Aikau were sitting in the lineup of a .

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Invitees- Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, Waimea Bay, North Shore, Oahu

The best big wave surfers in the world just paddled out at Waimea Bay. Hands clasped together. Prayers and smiles shared. This is the Opening Ceremony for the 31st Annual Eddie Aikau Invitational, in loving memory of Eddie Aikau.

The best big wave surfers in the world just paddled out at Waimea Bay. Hands clasped together. Prayers and smiles shared. This is the Opening Ceremony for the Annual Eddie Aikau Invitational, in loving memory of Eddie Aikau.

Eddie Aikau was selected to join the cultural expedition of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a, which set sail from Magic Island, Oahu, bound for Tahiti, on March 16, 1978. Hokule'a soon encountered treacherous seas outside the Hawaiian Islands and the canoe capsized. After a wild night adrift, Aikau set off on his paddleboard on March 17 in search of help for his stranded crew members. He was never seen again. The ensuing search for Aikau was the largest air-sea search in Hawaii…

This winter, big wave riding celebrates a special milestone with the annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

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