Eddie will go

The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau is a big-wave surfing event at Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu. It requires a reliable forecast of waves at least 20’ high. The last time this happened was in 2009.

A 2015 event will take place tomorrow.

Eddie Aikau was a legendary surfer and lifeguard on the north shore of Oahu, credited with saving over 500 people from the ocean. He died in 1978, trying to paddle (on a surfboard) for help from a distressed boat. A now-famous slogan sprang up to honor his commitment to rescue regardless of danger: Eddie Would Go.

Well, the necessary big wave conditions did not happen, and the event was called off. Bummer.

On the other hand, Mavericks (er, “Titans of Mavericks”) will take place on 2/12