Eddy is named after Eddie Aikau, the famous Hawaiian big wave surfer and the first ever lifeguard at Waimea Bay.
As a lifeguard, Eddie saved over 500 people without losing a single one. As a big wave surfer he won the 1977 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship as well as several other awards.
Tragically, his life ended early at the age of 31. While traveling on a voyaging canoe about 12 miles off the coast of the Hawaiian islands, the ship capsized.