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Eddie Aikau

North Shore, 1969
I’ve gone over to Barry Kanaiaupuni’s way of thinking. Turns are all I’m interested in now.

Originally published as “An Interview with Eddie Aikau” in the June, 1969, issue of Petersen’s Surfing. No author credit, but likely written either by editor Dick Graham or managing editor Duke Boyd. Aikau was 22 at the time of this interview.

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In your opinion, who were the top surfers to visit Hawaii this past winter?

The top three would be Midget Farrelly, Nat Young and Mike Doyle.

What’s impressed you about Midget’s surfing this year?

Midget has been away from big waves for a while,...