Jones was in Indonesia with his family when he “suffered an accident resulting in a wound to the inside of his left groin that was approximately 10 centimeters long,” Surfline reports.
On Sunday, July 9, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Jones was surfing when he suffered an accident involving his surfboard that caused a long wound on the inside of his left groin.
The nearest hospital was more than 45 minutes away by boat and by land. Jones did not survive.
Jones grew up on Oahu and lived at Rocky Point where he began surfing with some of the world’s best waves in his backyard.