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How much did ‘Eddie’ cost the city?

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    Lifeguards stand watch at Waimea Bay Wednesday, the day before the Quiksilver surf competition.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Keone Downing embraced Myra Aikau, sister of the late waterman Eddie Aikau, Friday after Gov. David Ige proclaimed the previous day as “Eddie Aikau Day” at the state Capitol.

Thursday’s wildly popular Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave surf tournament cost the city $5,800 for a cleanup crew, a dozen special buses, an advanced-life-support ambulance and to pump human waste — plus $1,033 for lifeguards who would have been working overtime anyway because of the 60-foot waves. Read more

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