Ben Aipa Retirement and Medical Fund

Ben is resting peacefully back at home, eating regularly, taking his medication, feeling safe, watching his favorite shows on TV with Mahina his dog at his side.

This appeal is to help defray medical and caretaker costs for Ben Aipa. A well-known and celebrated Surf and Shaping icon, Ben retired to the Big Island with his health in a state of decline.  He now has Stage 6 Dementia, many health issues and suffered through several strokes: the latest required emergency air transport to Queens Medical Center on Oahu where he spent several days in ICU.  This has essentially left Ben as a paraplegic in need of 24 hour care.  Sole caretaker responsibilities fall to his wife Lenore.  Any assistance in relieving pressures from bills and caretaker responsibilities would be greatly appreciated
Mahalo Nui Loa
Richard  & Jolly King

To help with medical bills and hospice care, Ben's wife has coordinated an auction (ending June 25th) for some of Ben's personal quiver that can be found at:!/individualEstateSales/186/6271

100% of the GoFundMe contributions will go to Lenore Aipa for Ben Aipa's care (minus the standard GoFundMe fees)


  • Anonymous 
    • $1,250 
    • 1 d
  • Keoni Cuccia  
    • $20 
    • 20 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 23 d
  • Bobby Brinkley 
    • $100 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
See all

Fundraising team: Lenore's Fundraising Team (3)

Richard King 
Honolulu, HI
Harold Holley 
Team member
Jolly King 
Team member
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more