Watch: Mason Ho and the V'land dance

Stu Nettle
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Is there are wave more suited to Mason Ho's frenetic energy than Velzyland?

The eastern-most wave on the North Shore - except for the hush hush ones - is a watery skatepark with reform roll ins, big berms, and barrels to boot - which makes it better than any skatepark I've seen.

The jury's out on whether that board works or not. Too many unexpected moments for mine.

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Sprout commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 3:48pm

1:19 lol

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Mishad commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 5:36pm

had me spitting out my toast haha!

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mr mick commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 9:07pm

what about 2.22!! so funny.

Mr mick

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Finnbob the terror commented Saturday, 21 Nov 2020 at 7:04am

That kneelo cracked me up

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Nick Bone commented Saturday, 21 Nov 2020 at 10:48am

The double ups remind of best ever covert agents!!

I am the bone

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GODS QUAD commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 4:26pm

God Mase is fun to watch.

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chook commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 4:39pm

that looks like a bit of fun

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Spuddups commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 4:45pm

How's the crowd though. Not a bad vibe I guess, but bodies everywhere. Top drawer surfing but.

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t-diddy commented Saturday, 21 Nov 2020 at 5:06pm

Wave gets sooo crowded because its a perfect reform barrel. Worst part is it tends to be the same crew as this wave on the south shore called Kaisers and they are the gnarliest cntz that side of burleigh heads

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 5:56pm

Packed! Surely they aren’t all locals?

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ringmaster commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 8:10pm

Fuck that guy scores some great waves.

Absolute gun surfer.

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Roystein commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 9:48pm

Funnest surfer to watch on the inter web. Always enjoy his clips

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Solitude commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 10:12pm

Do you reckon his paddle back outs are basically a 30 person guard of honour and right back to the peak and straight into the next set?

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northeasterly commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 9:17am

That tube his sister gets through the crowd at 4.14 is crazy.

The whole clip makes me want to surf right now.

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seaslug commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 11:02am

Indeed NE, sans leggie

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tango commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 11:16am

That fade and stall around 1:50 was firkin mental.

But that amount of flotsam would drive you crazy...can't believe people with that level of ability paddle into crowded lineups like that. Modern surfing.

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Ape Anonymous commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 1:02pm

Needs a different set of fins.
Other than that, coooll....

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D-Rex commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 1:29pm

Amazing no-one gets run over/injured in this scenario!

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rooftop commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 3:50pm

Jesus, paddle around, people.

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lost commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 6:01pm

Assuming I could snag a single wave out there in that crowd ( a big assumption) I woudl definitely hurt someone. You need Mason like rock hopping skills to navigate that crowd. Crazy.

knB

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compact wing commented Saturday, 21 Nov 2020 at 11:25am

Really fun surfing but what's with all the kooks paddling out through the line-up?

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donweather commented Saturday, 21 Nov 2020 at 4:35pm

Nice to see he clearly doesn’t give a Fck about riding over the top of everyone duck diving. I can’t stand wankers who do that thinking they’re invincible from inflicting fin chops to everyone they ride over.

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joesydney commented Saturday, 21 Nov 2020 at 6:23pm

Look you shouldn't run over people but 99% of those guys that were nearly clipped were at fault . Its simple when you see someone setting up for a barrel dont try and paddle madly to get under or around. Stop paddling or paddle deeper and cop it on your head, its 4ft F.F.S. ps I saw a guy get flogged at pipe for trying to scratch under one when paddling out and getting in add someone's way......

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udo commented Saturday, 21 Nov 2020 at 7:50pm

Always a good vid
Here's Mason at Rockys Rights on a 6.6 that looks 7.6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pacc6pmEWrE

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 at 3:55pm

.... music good too

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Justonemore commented Monday, 23 Nov 2020 at 8:19am

Like Tank Evans in surfs up, you can"t have winners without the losers.Speed bumps everywhere. Makes me want to go surfing but it"s flat. BUGGER