HONOLULU (KHON2) — Mayor Blangiardi visited The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational 2023 winner at work today, Luke Shepardson.

In honor of Lukes’s win, Blangiradi proclaimed today, Jan 25 as Luke Shepardson Day on Oahu.

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The North Shore native was working as a lifeguard the day of The Eddie while also competing and winning first place.