A GoFundMe account has been set up for one of surfing legends Ben Aipa. Ben being a coach and a surfboard shaper from surf greats Fred Hemmings who went onto win the World Championships in 1968 on one of Bens boards. Aipa now 77 is in very bad health in stage 4 of dementia, diabetes, multiple strokes along with heart problems. His wife Lenore say's "He's been my husband and now he's my child, I take care of him as a mother will take care of her child." Ben has two boys names Akila and Duke. Ben has coached many from Bethany Hamilton, Sunny Garcia, Kelly Slater, Larry Bertlemann, Mark Richards, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Brad Gerlach, Kalani Robb and Bruce and Andy Irons. Currently their has been $37,921 raised with a $50,000 goal including 335 donors, 2.1k shares and 334 followers. If you are available to donate anything to the Aipa family it would be greatly appreciated.

July 19, 2020 — Jack English