Clyde Aikau (1949 – ) & Browsing

Swish 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, Best possible Fortress Rock surf file and earlier than the yr was once out had turn into the Hawaii’s juniors department champion. For years he was once moderately overshadowed through 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, ‘Whats up, Eddie, are you able to take me available in the market and display me learn how to surf the Bay?’ So we went out and he confirmed me precisely the place to head and the place to not move, and what to wait for.”

Clyde and Eddie rode smartly 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 coincidence.

Clyde and Hawaiian surfer Mark Foo have 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 smash, for that subject—for all of the iciness season main as much as the competition. He persisted to accomplish smartly within the Quiksilver match, 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 
Historical past of Browsing
·A Cherished Rival 
·Eddie Aikau’s State of Grace 
·Barry Kanaiaupuni 
·Clyde Aikau 
·Eddie Aikau 
·Mark Foo 
·1986 Quiksilver / Eddie Aikau Giant 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 
·1973 Duke Kahanamoku Browsing Vintage 
·1986 Quiksilver / Eddie Aikau Giant Wave Invitational 
·1990 Quiksilver, in Reminiscence of Eddie Aikau