Clyde Aikau (1949 – ) & Surfing
Graceful regularfoot surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii; winner of the 1986 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau contest at Waimea Bay. Clyde Aikau began surfing in 1964 at age 15, in Waikiki, Precise Citadel Rock surf document and previous than the 365 days was once as soon as out had turn into the Hawaii’s juniors division champion. For years he was once as soon as fairly overshadowed by way of older brother Eddie, who made a spectacular debut at Waimea in 1966, and was once as soon as known as the most productive big-wave rider of his generation. In 1967, Clyde later recalled, “I said to my brother, ‘Hey, Eddie, can you take me to be had available in the market and show me one of the simplest ways to surf the Bay?’ So we went out and he showed me exactly the position to move and where not to go, and what to stay up for.”
Clyde and Eddie rode well at all of the North Shore breaks; in 1971 they each and every made the finals of the Smirnoff Skilled and the Duke Kahanamoku Antique; two years later Clyde received the Duke, the principle contest ever held at Waimea. In 1977, Eddie moreover received the Duke; 3 months later he was once as soon as killed in a boating accident.
Clyde and Hawaiian surfer Mark Foo have been tied at the end of the 1986 Quiksilver contest, on the other hand Aikau received on a wave-score countback. Amazingly, Aikau hadn’t surfed Waimea—or any North Shore injury, for that topic—for the entire wintry climate season major up to the contest. He persisted to perform well throughout the Quiksilver fit, placing fifth in 1990 and 10th in 2001. Inside the 2002 Quiksilver, the 52-year-old Aikau situated eighth. He runs the Aikau Herbal Hawaiian Surf Academy with regards to Waikiki.
History of Surfing
·Duke Kahanamoku Invitational
·Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, The
History of Surfing
·A Preferred Rival
·Eddie Aikau’s State of Grace
·1970s DUKE CLASSIC POWER RANKINGS: HAKMAN #1!
·1986 Quiksilver / Eddie Aikau Massive Wave Invitational (long type)
·1986 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, Waimea Bay (fast type)
·1990 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau (long type)
·1973 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Antique
·1986 Quiksilver / Eddie Aikau Massive Wave Invitational
·1990 Quiksilver, in Memory of Eddie Aikau