We lost an absolute Hawaiian Legend! Rest In Peace Ben Aipa 🙏🏽.
He taught surfing, respect and life… Respecting the ocean, being present, being humble, attacking the wave.
Sending extra Love to the Aipa FAM! Love you all!!
Pe’ahi “ Jaws “ on Jan 16 …￼Big Saturday 2021 Photo Vance Akinaka
16 year old Corky Carroll, Pipeline . . 1964
Connor Coffin - Sunset Beach
Tiger Espere @ Sunset / Art Brewer ph
Takuji Masuda, Pipeline
Photo: Brian Bielmann
“Eddie would go”
Eddie went! After many years of lifeguarding, I was visiting Hawaii on vacation and surfed Wiamea, on a monstrous huge wave day. On the far outside I rescued a Hawaiian surfer who got severely injured. It was a day that I thought I was going to wind up getting shipped back home in a body bag. You have to have respect, for One of the North Shore‘s first lifeguards who had bare minimum equipment, no JETSKI, but courage and Mad Waterman skills. Rest in peace Eddie.