Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero
Eddie Would Go is the only biography of one of Hawaiis greatest heroes. A shy and humble man by nature, Eddie Aikau became larger than life in the ocean. As a surfer, he rode the biggest waves in the world; as a lifeguard, he saved hundreds of lives from the North Shores treacherous waters; and as a proud Hawaiian, he sacrificed his life to save his fellow sailors aboard the voyaging canoe Hokule'a. But more than a biography of a courageous waterman, Stuart Colemans Eddie Would Go also tells the story of modern Hawaii and Eddies role in the Hawaiian Renaissance during the 1970s. The book is based on numerous interviews with his family, friends and many of Hawaiis leading watermen and scholars. Coleman weaves together their memories in an exciting and informative story. By exploring his legendary life and legacy, this book will show why Eddie has become such an enduring icon in Hawaii and the surfing world.