2014 Mint Original Eddie Aikau Waimea Hawaii Big Wave Surfing Contest Poster
OFFICIAL MINT CONDTION NEVER DISPLAYED CONTEST POSTER. THE EDDIE AIKAU BIG WAVE INVITATIONAL. Eddie Aikau was the first official lifeguard at Waimea Bay, on Oahu's North Shore, and at the same time developed a reputation as one of the best big wave riders in the world. Partnering with his younger brother/lifeguard Clyde, the pair never lost a life on their watch. Eddie surfed every major swell to come through the North Shore from 1967 to 1978. In 1978, Aikau was among a handful selected to join the cultural expedition of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a, which set sail from Magic Island, Oahu, bound for Tahiti, on March 16, 1978. Hokule'a soon encountered treacherous seas outside the Hawaiian Islands and the canoe capsized. After a wild night adrift, Aikau set off on his paddleboard on March 17 in search of help for his stranded crew members. He was never seen again.
The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau event was established in 1984 held at Sunset Beach in his honor. The event moved the _next winter to Waimea Bay and has been a fixture there ever since.
It celebrates it's 30_th year in 2014. THIS IS A MINT POSTER. The item "2014 Mint Original Eddie Aikau Waimea Hawaii Big Wave Surfing Contest Poster" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Water Sports\Surfing\Posters & Prints". The seller is "nicefind88" and is located in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Brand: Family of Eddie Aikau