quinta-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2009


Tournament in Memory of Eddie Aikau

The tournament in memory of Eddie Aikau captures the heart of one of the true legends of the surf and recounts the story of his life and death in a way that can not easily forget.

Begins with a traditional Hawaiian ceremony, which opens the period of two months of waiting for a swell that makes rolling waves of 20 feet at Waimea Bay.

In Aikau's honor, the surfwear company Quiksilver sponsors the The Eddie — the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay. The idea of the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational was created by Bruce Raymond and Bob McKnight.

Since its inception (Eddie Aikau's brother Clyde Aikau won the first Eddie in 1985), the tournament has only been held seven times, due to a precondition that open-ocean swells reach a minimum of 20 feet (this translates to a wave face height of over 30 feet).

The most recent tournament was in December 2004, when waves in the bay reached 30 to 50 feet (15 m) high.

The contest only invites 24 big-wave riders to participate in two rounds of competition. The event does not allow the use of jet skis to tow surfers into the waves.

In 1978, the Polynesian Voyaging Society was seeking volunteers for a 30-day, 2,500-mile (4,000 km) journey to follow the ancient route of the Polynesian migration between the Hawaiian and Tahitian island chains. At 31 years of age, Eddie Aikau joined the voyage as a crew member.

The Hokule'a left the Hawaiian islands on March 16, 1978. The double-hulled voyaging canoe developed a leak in one of the hulls and later capsized about twelve miles (19 km) south of the island of Molokai.

In an attempt to get help, Eddie Aikau made a decision that costed his life, Eddie Aikau paddled toward Lanai on his surfboard. Although the rest of the crew was later rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard, Eddie Aikau was never seen again.

Eddie Aikau , he gave his own life while trying to save the lives of their friends.

This is Awesome !!! Eddie Aikau and the sacrifice, he made.

He understood what being a true friend, give your life for the good of others.

It is no surprise when they retell the story of Eddie Aikau and our hearts are touched with respect.

There is a story in the pages of the Bible, about Jesus, who gave his life for everyone, even by those who do not know.

In Romans 5: 6-8 is written:

*6-You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

*7-Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.

*8-But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

"Eddie Would Go" , is written on the stickers and shirts.

But in the bible you will read that "JESUS WENT."

he went all the way up to the Cross for you.

•Christian Surfers International
Website: http://www.christiansurfers.net


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