Jim Bones: kiteboarding since 1996

Jim Bones, one of the most iconic kiteboarders in the world, is fighting a war against a stage 4 lymphoma. In the last two years, it has been a whirlwind of doctor appointments, hospital visits, blood transfusions, bad news, worse news, and even an expensive yet life-saving trip to Texas for medical help.

Bones hasn't touched water for a long time. He misses the beautiful crashing of the waves, the sounds of tiny rocks being gently pushed and pulled along the shore, the smell of salt and sea. That's why he needs your help. Would you donate what you can to help him pay the medical bills? If the answer is yes, click here.

Jim Bones was born in Huntington Beach, California and moved to Hawaii, where surf became even more of his core existence. He created his own windsurfing school and had the honour of becoming a Naish team rider.

He began kiteboarding in 1996 and is believed to have kited an estimated average of 250-300 days per year, which means more than 4,000 days of his life. Until cancer decided to appear.

Unfortunately, we all know how cancer has the power to do much more than that and this cancer is trying its hardest. Please help Jim Bones fight this cancer and get him back to his home: the ocean.

The high spirited member of the Maui community for 30 years is a fun-loving, generous and helpful kitesurfer. Let's help him hit the winds and waves of the Hawaiian islands soon. Donate here.