Eddie Aikau (Edward Ryan Makuahanai Aikau)

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Maui, Hawaii, USA
Champion surfer and lifeguard Edward Ryan Makuahanai Aikau was born on May 4, 1946 in Maui, Hawaii. The son of Solomon and Henrietta Aikau, Eddie was the third in a family of six children. Aikau grew up in Lahaina and attended St. Anthony School in Kailua. Eddie began surfing at age eleven and moved with his family to the Hawaiian island of O'ahu in 1959. Aikau dropped out of high school at age sixteen and bought his first surfboard with the money he made working at a Dole pineapple cannery. Read more...


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Free and Easy 1967