Surfphotos Hawaii

Watermen of The 60's

Always positioned way-behind-the-peak this mid-morning north easterly vantage of Eddie Aikau dropping into another long Waimea wall captures his hunger for challenge in the lineup, December 22, 1967 Long considered as the definitive image exemplifying Eddie's prowess in big surf, I was privileged to have captured this iconic photo of my good friend and respected sportsman at his favorite break. Image used in a 24"x36" poster by Quiksilver in the 80's & 90's to promote their "In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational" surfing event held in giant Waimea surf.