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

Eddie Would Go The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero and Pioneer of Big Wave Surfing
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312327187
  • ISBN: 0312327188
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr

AUTHOR

Coleman, Stuart Holmes

SUMMARY

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 Gois 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. "Splendid...clear and fascinating."--Greg Ambrose,San Francisco Chronicle "Enlightening...an impressive history...of surfing...of Hawaiian culture both at home and across the world."--Matt Walker,Surfing Magazine "Eddie Aikau's life is a story waiting to be told, and it could not have been told any better than in Stuart Coleman'sEddie Would Go.This is a bestseller in the same way as the The Perfect Storm."--Peter Cole, Big-Wave Surfing Pioneer "It's amazing the impact Eddie had on the surfing world and Hawaii. It touches the community at a real grass-roots level."--Kelly Slater, World Champion Surfer "A meaningful biography of a surfing hero...extraordinary." -Terry Rogers,The San Diego Union-Tribune "Coleman, a surfer himself, does an admirable job of de-mystifying this remarkable man." -Terry Tomalin,The St. Petersburg Times "Fantastic...a treat to read."-Mark Cunningham,Honolulu WeeklyColeman, Stuart Holmes is the author of 'Eddie Would Go The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero and Pioneer of Big Wave Surfing', published 2004 under ISBN 9780312327187 and ISBN 0312327188.

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