Eddie Aikau surfing challenge might be a go one week from now

Eddie Aikau surfing challenge might be a go one week from now

Edward Ryan Makuhanai Ikau (Kahului, Hawaii, May 4, 1946 – March 17, 1978) was an aviation life and surfer.

As the first lifeguard in Wima Bay on the island of Oahu, he has rescued more than 500 people and is known for surfing in large aerial surfing, winning many awards, including the 1977 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship.

Born in Kahalai, Maui, Aikou Solomon and Henrizetta Aikau is the third child. Makua Hanoi, the full name of Eddie Aikawu, is the name given to parents who adopt, nurture and nurture parents in Hawaii.

He is the descendant of Kahuna Nui (High Priest) of Kamehaha I King and his successor Kamehaha II Hehewa. Aikau first learned surfing on his shore in Kahului Harbor.

Eddie Aikau surfing challenge might be a go one week from now

He moved to Ondahu with his family in 1959, and left school at the age of 16 and began working at Dole Pineapple Canary; The paycheck allowed Ikau to buy his first surfboard.

In 1968, he became the first lifesaver employed by the City and County of Honolulu to work on the North Shore.

The City and County of Honolulu have commissioned ICU to cover all beaches between Sunset and Heliva. No one died while serving as the lifeguard of Vimia Bay, as he often cut waves that reached 30 feet (9.1 m) or more.

In 1971, Aikau was named Lifeguard of the Year. On February 28, 1978, TV producer John Orland was the last person to be rescued in Vema Bay.

Honolulu, Hawaii (HawaiiNews) – The-wave surf competition, called “The Eddie,” will not take place this week.


The organizers decided on Sunday morning.

“The Eddie Acou incident has been stopped due to Swall’s arrival time and questionable size !!” The Eddie Acou Big Wave Invitational Competition Manager Liam McNamara said in a text message.

Wave Forecasting Models from NOAA are currently predicting swelling generated by a hurricane-force low-pressure system in the east of Japan. It is expected to peak anytime from Monday night to Tuesday morning.

And according to McNamara, that’s the problem.

“We expect livelier models to arrive eight to ten hours before or 12 hours later,” Makanamara told Hawaii News Now.

To run the competition, you have to stop at least eight hours of peak surf during the day. The hilarious forecast for the night is high.

Last weekend, he was asked to be ready to hold his boards.

“We want to show 50,000 people based on fingers crossed,” McNamara said

The last time “The Eddie” took place in 2016 was when John Florence won the prestigious contest.

This is the first year with new local sponsors.

The holding period of “The Eddie” begins December 1 and continues until February 29, 2020. If the surf is consistently 20 feet high in Vemia Bay, it will reach 20 feet at that time.

Since the end of the competition in 1984, it has been held nine times, giving the Bay the size it needs for the world-famous competition.

Past winners include Eddie’s brother Clyde Iacov, Kelly Slater, Greg Long, Bruce Iron and John John Florence.