April 23, 2021

Clyde Aikau (1949 – ) & Surfing 

Clyde Aikau (1949 – ) & Browsing

Sleek regularfoot surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii; winner of the 1986 Quiksilver in Reminiscence of Eddie Aikau contest at Waimea Bay. Clyde Aikau started browsing in 1964 at age 15, in Waikiki, Exact Citadel Rock surf file and sooner than the 12 months was once out had develop into the Hawaii’s juniors department champion. For years he was once reasonably overshadowed by way of older brother Eddie, who made a impressive debut at Waimea in 1966, and was once referred to as the best big-wave rider of his era. In 1967, Clyde later recalled, “I stated to my brother, ‘Hiya, Eddie, are you able to take me available in the market and display me find out how to surf the Bay?’ So we went out and he confirmed me precisely the place to move and the place to not move, and what to stay up for.”

Clyde and Eddie rode neatly at the entire North Shore breaks; in 1971 they each made the finals of the Smirnoff Professional and the Duke Kahanamoku Vintage; two years later Clyde gained the Duke, the primary contest ever held at Waimea. In 1977, Eddie additionally gained the Duke; 3 months later he was once killed in a boating twist of fate.

Clyde and Hawaiian surfer Mark Foo had been tied on the finish of the 1986 Quiksilver contest, however Aikau gained on a wave-score countback. Amazingly, Aikau hadn’t surfed Waimea—or any North Shore spoil, for that subject—for all of the wintry weather season main as much as the competition. He persisted to accomplish neatly within the Quiksilver tournament, putting 5th in 1990 and tenth in 2001. Within the 2002 Quiksilver, the 52-year-old Aikau positioned 8th. He runs the Aikau Natural Hawaiian Surf Academy close to Waikiki.

Clyde Aikau

Historical past of Browsing
·Aikau, Eddie 
·Duke Kahanamoku Invitational 
·Foo, Mark 
·Quiksilver in Reminiscence of Eddie Aikau, The 
·Smirnoff Professional-Am 
·Waimea Bay 
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Historical past of Browsing
·A Cherished Rival 
·Eddie Aikau’s State of Grace 
Interviews
·Barry Kanaiaupuni 
·Clyde Aikau 
·Eddie Aikau 
·Mark Foo 
Weblog
·Nineteen Seventies DUKE CLASSIC POWER RANKINGS: HAKMAN #1! 
Movies
·1986 Quiksilver / Eddie Aikau Large Wave Invitational (lengthy model) 
·1986 Quiksilver in Reminiscence of Eddie Aikau, Waimea Bay (quick model) 
·1990 Quiksilver in Reminiscence of Eddie Aikau (lengthy model) 
·Clyde Aikau 
·Eddie Aikau 
Contests
·1973 Duke Kahanamoku Browsing Vintage 
·1986 Quiksilver / Eddie Aikau Large Wave Invitational 
·1990 Quiksilver, in Reminiscence of Eddie Aikau