Watch: Mason Ho, Banzai Raw

Ben Matson
Swellnet Dispatch

"The day before yesterday Pipeline was very good and the day before that it was very sketchy and good."

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thermalben commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 12:55pm

How's the air drop at 2:20! Crikey.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 1:17pm

Twas thinking the same.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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wbat commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 10:55pm

Makes me feel so inadequate.

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rooftop commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 2:02pm

At 2 x playback speed that first wave is almost real time - gives you another insight in to just how crazy it was.

Also, Jimi is now in a skiffle band.

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amb commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 3:03pm

Does Mason get a wild card at Pipe comp?

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Nigeisblessed commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 3:27pm

Crazy buggers

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Rick Snowden commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 4:14pm

Title alternative: "MH Continues To Make The Serious Look Un-Serious..."

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qbctm commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 5:46pm

Bemmy 3.26???

love youse all ...TM

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Craig commented Friday, 29 Nov 2019 at 11:33am

That's what I thought?!

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bipola commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 7:55pm

he just gets better and better and Jim H was a bonus

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Lanky Dean commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 9:25pm

Side note, great to see Kalani back out at the Pipeline !

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wbat commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 10:56pm

and charging.

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Spuddups commented Friday, 29 Nov 2019 at 6:21am

Almost certainly the best spectator's wave in the world. You wouldn't catch me out there on a day like that for all the tea in China. Much respect to those guys.
Lovin' the soundtrack as well.

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dandandan commented Friday, 29 Nov 2019 at 10:34am

Agree Spuddups. Would love to have a swim out there on a smaller day, but christ it looks dangerous at that size. Absolutely nothing about it looks easy.

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Spuddups commented Saturday, 30 Nov 2019 at 2:25am

It’s the crowd just as much as the wave that makes that place heavy. You’d be surfing with 30 or 40 pro level surfers who charge and also know the spot inside out. I’m going there next year so hopefully I’ll get a crack at 3ft or something. 10ft? Forget about it!

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Solitude commented Monday, 2 Dec 2019 at 1:57pm

Went there nearly 2 years ago for first time. Late season. Certainly not there to surf pipe but I did surf it around 4-5’ early one smaller morning. Wasn’t the best but no one on it so thought now or never. Shoulder hopped a couple and then got a decent one and got rinsed, came up with my step up in two pieces.
All I had left to surf was my standard short board or my 8’0 sunset gun.
A couple of excellent step ups for ‘everday’ surfing does you well over there.
So many other great waves though. Pipe is pretty much a different sport for most mere mortals

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Beagle commented Monday, 2 Dec 2019 at 1:36pm

I had a similar experience - got there before dawn on a 4-6' day, got rinsed, put my tail between my legs and proceeded to have the funnest surf at Ehukai with nobody out. Plenty of good waves around to suit all levels of competency!

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thedrip commented Friday, 29 Nov 2019 at 12:43pm

Pffft...shoulder hoppers.

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memlasurf commented Saturday, 30 Nov 2019 at 12:02pm

Nice touch with Jimi in the background it was his birthday yesterday. All hail Jimi.