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Aikau, Clyde


Graceful regularfoot surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii; winner of the 1986 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau contest at Waimea Bay. Clyde Aikau began surfing in 1964 at age 15, in Waikiki, and before the year was out had become the Hawaii's juniors division champion. For years he was somewhat overshadowed by older brother Eddie, who made a spectacular debut at Waimea in 1966, and was known as the finest big-wave rider of his generation. In 1967, Clyde later recalled, "I said to my brother, 'Hey, ...