James is a professional surfer that currently surfs in the ASP WQS tour. He is focused on being the best athlete that he can be, but he also has a history that drives him to do more.
When he was 12 years old he had a rare blood disease called Kawasaki's Disease. This disease attacks the heart with blood inflammation. After two months, the Doctors had given up on saving James’ life. They said that if by some miracle he lived, he would never be able to run or engage in sports again - but that was not the case. James was cured by a miracle and walked away from the disease without any heart problems. To this day, the doctors can't explain why. After this life changing event, James set his vision on living his "second chance" to the fullest.
" I know that my life is a second chance, and I hope that I can use it to empower others in their dreams and impart what I have learned from my experience." - James
James and his wife travel the world, competing in different professional surf competitions, with a focus on helping others and giving back to poor communities.
They recently have changed the lives of 4 young underprivileged groms, bringing them on the surf trip of a lifetime. Not only did they change the lives of these 4 guys, they touched many lives while on their trip by participating in beach clean ups, building houses, providing clean water filters, and so much more. James produced a documentary of this great adventure called, Time Well Spent Documentary.
We dare you to watch the trailer and not get the chills from all the stoke...
Your Past Does Not Define Your Future.