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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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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. "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's Eddie 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 Weekly
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#MarchIntoOz #DeepWater This prompt made me think of Hawaiian lifeguard & surfer Eddie Aikau who in 1978, when the voyaging canoe Hokule'a capsized, paddled out for help in deep water & storm conditions & never returned. His legend lives on, captured in the tagged book. The author's 'Fierce Heart' is about the surfing town of Makaha & he is also a leader in the Surfrider Foundation, a group that protects our ocean's deep water, waves & beaches. 🌊

Cinfhen Love that you chose to highlight a local legend 🙌🏻 2y
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen 💙It's a great book! 2y
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For #augustphotochallenge #booksandsports I thought I had no sports books then remembered this one. Hawaiian lifeguard & surfer Eddie Aikau's story transcends surfing. In 1978 the voyaging canoe Hokule'a capsized & Eddie paddled out to get help for the rest the crew. He never returned but his legend lives on. The story of his life, death & impact on the islands is gripping, heartfelt & gives insight to Hawaii & the surf culture. #augustofpages ❤️

DebinHawaii And BTW--surfing just got approved as an Olympic sport for 2020 👍😀🌴🏄🏻 3y
TheNextBook I need that book! Yes! That looks amazing 3y
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brendanmleonard I need to read this - I loved the episode of Drunk History about Eddie! 3y
DebinHawaii @TheNextBook It's a great book! 👍 3y
DebinHawaii @brendanmleonard There is a great ESPN 30 for 30 film--'The Legend of Eddie Aikau' too. 3y
BookswithB @DebinHawaii @Brendaough the 30 in 30 was SO GOOD! 3y
DebinHawaii @BookswithB Yes--it was really good! If you loved it, I am sure you would enjoy the book 👍😀📚 3y
BookswithB After reading your review I added it to my tbr! 😉😊👍🏾 3y
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