In 1981 at the height of his pro surfing career, ranked 8th in the world, Jim Banks turned his back on pro surfing and walked away...
To return to his passion of seeking out the worlds most challenging and remote waves to put himself and his boards up against.
And so while the worlds best surfers danced to the dangling purse strings of pro surfing, jim quietly slipped away to surf the waves like Uluwatu, Grajagan, Desert Point, Gnaraloo and Cloudbreak, often by himself and on days when no one else would paddle out.
Since then, Jim’s life has been a devotion of relentlessly developing his boards while quietly continuing to put himself up against some of the worlds most challenging waves.
His boards are good... really good....