Mason Ho HIC Pro Champion

By on November 7, 2016 in Surfing with 0 Comments

North Shore’s Mason Ho added a second HIC Pro title to his list of winnings today after he delivered a clutch 9.0 barrel that catapulted him into first place in the closing minutes of the Final heat. Ho went up against the in-form Australian, Jack Robinson, 18, former big wave world champion Makuakai Rothman (HAW), 32, and sixteen-year-old Finn McGill (HAW).

Ho, 28, comes from a lineage of Sunset-savvy athletes, including his father Michael Ho who won the HIC Pro a total of four times (’88, ’90, ’91 and ’96). It was this key insight that allowed Mason to navigate the 12ft. faces and stay busy throughout the heat for a combined two-wave total of 14.37.

“I thought it was really cool to have a stacked final because the more stacked they are the better,” said Ho. “Everyone’s the same out at Sunset, all the champions on the list they all have all this knowledge, but when you go out to Sunset, it’s almost like a lot of it is put aside… Out there I instantly feel vulnerable. As soon as I’m out there I feel like I could lose.”

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