The Eddie

This month Greg Long won the 2009/2010 Quiksilver in memory of Eddie Aikau.

The contest is held in memory of the legendary Hawaiian waterman whose life and death is surrounded by myth. Since its creation in the winter of 1984/1985 the contest has been only been run a handful of times. This is because the contest requires a wave size of 20ft to honour Eddie’s skill and expertise in big surf.

If I were to go into Eddie’s history and achievements the blog would be the size of a book so its safe to say that within the surfing world he was and still is a well repected figure.

If you have a few spare minutes check out this link to get an idea of what The Eddie is all about.

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One Response

  1. Nice, but not as much attention to folk music or Sigue Sigue Sputnik as I would have liked. Must try harder.

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