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Eddie Aikau (Lifeguard) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 4, 2019

Short Biography

Eddie Aikau was born on 04-05-1946 in Kahului in the state of Hawaii, United States. He was an American Lifeguard & Surfer. He was the 1st lifeguard at Waimea Bay (Oahu's Island).

Other Name: Edward Ryon Makuahanai Aikau
Other Professions: Surfer

Eddie Aikau Complete Bio & Career

Eddie Aikau was a surfing champion and a lifeguard who moved with his family to Oahu while he was just 13 years old. He started working from the age of 16 and from his first paycheck, he bought himself a surfboard. He started practicing on his own and at the young age of 19 was hired by Honolulu officials as the lifeguard of the North Shore. In the process, he became the first lifeguard of Waimea Bay. In his brief career, he rescued over 500 people and that too without the help of any modern equipment just as jet ski.
He once rescued people when the surf reached 30 feet high earned him the lifeguard of the year award in 1971. Besides rescuing people, he was also an accomplished surfer and was the first native of Hawai who won the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship. In 1978, he was hired by Polynesian Voyaging Society as a crew member for a 30 day voyage to Tahiti Island. A leak was developed by volunteers and he had to take of his surfboard and swim for help. The rest of the crew was rescued but he was never seen again and hence the day from which he went missing declared as his day of death.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He went missing from the troop of Polynesian Voyaging Society and was never seen after 17th March 1978 and hence that day is declared as the day of his death. He was lost in the sea and drowning is the only possible cause of his death.

DEATHDAY 17 March,1978 (Friday)

Eddie Aikau Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Sol Aikau and Henrietta Aikau. He had a brother named Clyde Aikau and a sister named Myra Aikau. He was married to Linda Crosswhite from 1972 until his death in 1978.

Life's Important Dates Of Eddie Aikau

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kahului, Hawaii
Nationality American
Religion N/A
Address Kahului, Hawaii, U.S.
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Surfing
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Sport Surfing

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Eddie Aikau

  • Aikau’s bravery and name live on through the Eddie Aikau Foundation, and 'The Eddie Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational', a surfing competition which is sponsored by Quiksilver.
  • Aikau was also remembered in the slogan “Eddie Would Go”, which appeared on bumper stickers and T-shirts in Hawaii.
  • For his bravery, Google honoured with him a doodle on his 73rd birth anniversary on 4th May 2019.

Eddie Aikau Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Eddie Aikau was 31 years 10 months & 13 days old age.