Mikala Jone Wiki – Mikala Jone Biography
Mikala Jone, 44, was surfing off the coast of the Mentawai Islands when he reportedly severed a femoral artery and died due to the blood loss. Exact details of the death are still unclear but fellow legends of the surfing world have paid tribute to Jones. Jones’ daughter Isabella shared several touching photos of her and her father together, and explained that her ‘dad got into a bad surfing accident and didn’t make it’. She added that she was ‘in so much disbelief right now, this doesn’t feel real’ but that she was ‘happy he was doing what he loved the most.’ Ms Jones also said: ‘I love you so much dad and I wish I could give you one last hug. I wish I could tell you again how much I love you and thank you for being the best dad. I wish you were still here with us, you weren’t supposed to leave yet. This is too soon.’ She continued: ‘Life will never be the same without you. I miss you so much, I would do anything to get one more moment, even if it was us arguing and then laughing our a**es off. Thank you for teaching me so many life lessons, and always being there for me. I wish you were still here with us right now. I will always be thinking about you dad.’
Mikala Jone was 44 years old.
Mikala Jone dies at age 44
Jones was born and raised on Rock Point in Hawaii, surf magazine Stab reported, adding that he moved to Bali in the early 2000s. He was known within the surfing community for discovering unexplored surf locations around the world, and was passionate about their preservation. Jones was also known for his use of a GoPro, documenting his weaving underneath cascading waves around the world and providing incredible footage. A number of stills of his footage were splashed on the cover of surfing magazines and journals throughout his career. Surfing legend and three-time World Champion, Mick Fanning shared a photo on Instagram of Jones and himself stood together. ‘So shattered to hear the news. Mikala you were one of a kind. Funny, mellow, an explorer, a pioneer but most of all loving husband and father. Going to miss your sense of humour and classic one liners. Love how you always kept it real but were a true ambassador of aloha.
‘To Emma and the girls sending so much love. Mikala loved you more than anything and would always be showing us pictures and videos with the proudest smile on his face. Grateful to have known you the past 25 years and honoured to go exploring with you in that time. You will be missed. #MJalldayMay you forever get barrelled whilst guiding your family from above. Love you brother.’ Brian Bielmann, a photographer and friend of Jones, wrote on Instagram: ‘I put on the Brian Wilson/Beach Boys album Smile, I made a cup of coffee and sat down to make this really sad sad post. Our friend Mikala Jones passed away yesterday in The Mentawais while surfing the waves he loved.. I’m so sorry and send prayers to his family. He was 44 which is far too young. He was a wonderful person an incredible artist, his Go pro photos were mind blowing. …. We’re gonna miss him so much.’ Bielmann continued: ‘I’ve been sitting here all morning trying to grasp this reality. We all will pass on but it’s so shocking when it’s so unexpected like this. What he packed into his 44 years was astounding. He lived a great life was loved by many and will never be forgotten. He left this world a beautiful soul can any of us ask to live a better life than that. Aloha Mikala We love you buddy.’ Jones is survived by his wife and their three children.