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Eddie Would Go

The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero and Pioneer of Big Wave Surfing

Stuart Holmes Coleman

St. Martin's Griffin

In the 1970s, a decade before bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the phrase Eddie Would Go began popping up all over the Hawaiian islands and throughout the surfing world, Eddie Aikau was proving what it meant to be a "waterman." As a fearless and gifted surfer, he rode the biggest waves in the world; as the first and most famous Waimea Bay lifeguard on the North Shore, he saved hundreds of lives from its treacherous waters; and as a proud Hawaiian, he sacrificed his life to save the crew aboard the voyaging canoe Hokule'a.

Eddie Would Go is the compelling story of Eddie Aikau's legendary life and legacy, a pipeline into the exhilarating world of surfing, and an important chronicle of the Hawaiian Renaissance and the emergence of modern Hawaii.

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  • Stuart Holmes Coleman

  • Stuart Holmes Coleman moved to Hawaii in 1993 to teach, write, and surf. His essays and poems have appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, USA Today, The Surfer's Path, The Atlanta Review, Charleston Magazine and Honolulu Magazine. Eddie Would Go is his first book.
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Eddie Would Go

The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero and Pioneer of Big Wave Surfing

Stuart Holmes Coleman

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