Author(s): Stuart Holmes Coleman
In the 1970s, a decade before bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the phrase Eddie Would Go began popping up all over the Hawaiian islands and throughout the surfing world, Eddie Aikau was proving what it meant to be a "waterman." As a fearless and gifted surfer, he rode the biggest waves in the world; as the first and most famous Waimea Bay lifeguard on the North Shore, he saved hundreds of lives from its treacherous waters; and as a proud Hawaiian, he sacrificed his life to save the crew aboard the voyaging canoe Hokule'a. "Eddie Would Go" is the compelling story of Eddie Aikau's legendary life and legacy, a pipeline into the exhilarating world of surfing, and an important chronicle of the Hawaiian Renaissance and the emergence of modern Hawaii.
"A homespun homage to a modern-day folk hero...you'll see why St. Martin's decided to take Eddie nationwide--and why it's attracting loving glances from Hollywood."
--Brad Wieners, "Outside Magazine"
Stuart Holmes Coleman moved to Hawaii in 1993 to teach, write, and surf. His essays and poems have appeared in numerous publications, including "The Washington Post, USA Today, The Surfer's Path, The Atlanta Review, Charleston Magazine "and "Honolulu Magazine." "Eddie Would Go "is his first book.