Eddie Would Go by Stuart Holmes Coleman

Eddie Would Go by Stuart Holmes Coleman

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In the world of surfing there are legends and then there's Eddie Aikau. For ten years he was the king of Hawaii's north shore, riding the biggest waves and taming the most dangerous breaks. For ten years he saved countless lives, until tragically, in the end, he sacrificed his own to save his friends.

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In the world of surfing there are legends, and then there's Eddie Aikau. In 1970s Hawaii, a decade before bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the phrase 'Eddie would go' began popping up 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 was at the forefront of the renaissance of Polynesian culture. 'Eddie would go', they said, and he did, whatever the weather, whatever the danger. For ten years he was the king of big wave surfing. Then in 1978, with his personal life in turmoil, Eddie joined the Hokule'a expedition, an attempt to recreate the ancient oceanic voyages between Hawaii and Tahiti. The journey was to go horribly wrong. Hours after the expedition left Hawaii, the fragile canoe ran into trouble. The crew were in mortal danger. To save his friends, Eddie was to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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SKU GOR001389216
Title Eddie Would Go
Author By (author) Stuart Holmes Coleman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0224073621
ISBN 13 9780224073622
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In the world of surfing there are legends, and then there's Eddie Aikau. In 1970s Hawaii, a decade before bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the phrase 'Eddie would go' began popping up 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 was at the forefront of the renaissance of Polynesian culture. 'Eddie would go', they said, and he did, whatever the weather, whatever the danger. For ten years he was the king of big wave surfing. Then in 1978, with his personal life in turmoil, Eddie joined the Hokule'a expedition, an attempt to recreate the ancient oceanic voyages between Hawaii and Tahiti. The journey was to go horribly wrong. Hours after the expedition left Hawaii, the fragile canoe ran into trouble. The crew were in mortal danger. To save his friends, Eddie was to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001389216
Title Eddie Would Go
Author By (author) Stuart Holmes Coleman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0224073621
ISBN 13 9780224073622
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No