Hawaiian surf legend Ben Aipa, who also excelled as board shaper, dies at 78

Hawaiian surf legend Ben Aipa, who achieved renown in the 1960s and ’70s as a powerful, creative surfer, innovative board shaper, and dedicated coach, died Friday at his Hilo home at the age of 78 in the presence of his wife, Lenore. The cause of death was complications from diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, said his […]

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