Watch: Ho cubed at V'Land

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

This clip's a few days old now, which makes it near enough vintage in internet terms, but it's worth running here if only to entertain the few who haven't yet seen it.

Featured are the Ho family, patriarch Michael, and siblings Mason and Coco, plus Sheldon Paishon, Tia Blanco, and sundry crew who cross paths with the above at loping V'Land. 

It's yet another Mason clip set to a Hendrix jam but the verve and glee is the perfect tonic for a slow Monday morning.

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Ape Anonymous commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 11:25am

how about Buttons at VLand?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byyldovc2y4

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 4:31pm

Legend. Here's the clip - surfing only - from "the future of surfing"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X0ybabB6e8

Those short single fins rip, just need a Velzyland, wonder if the Tulla Pool can have that setting :)

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Garryh commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 5:07pm

Contender for "Feel good surf clip of the year?"

WinterSwells

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bipola commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 12:26pm

good waves, good family and excellent riders, they rip.

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Island Bay commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 12:30pm

Looks like the most incredibly fun wave, apart from the crowds.

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Jono commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 1:21pm

Just have to marry Coco Ho and problem solved

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Island Bay commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 1:32pm

Will have to leave that to someone much younger - and single.

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 1:16pm

Always loved V land it just looks so fun mix of everything and love double ups.

Would be such a cool spot to have as your local growing up.

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AndyM commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 2:17pm

Could a wave be any more fun?? Makes a middle age white boy want to head over there and hope for the best.

Swapped the music out for Boz Scaggs' Lowdown - worked for me.

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memlasurf commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 9:20pm

Noooooooo....you turned Jimmy off wailing on Voodoo Chile, you are banished to Smooth FM (I do like Boz as well though).

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AndyM commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 10:42pm

It’s my best white boy music - I’d play it loud as I pull up at V Land in my rental car and throw the locals a shaka.

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tango commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 2:27pm

Great surfing. Love seeing the takeoffs too. He might carry on, but at least the young pup looks like he's having a good time.

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ringmaster commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 2:45pm

Apparently the locals really roll out the red carpet for white blow ins at that spot and even call you into a few of the better waves!

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AndyM commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 3:24pm

Yeah that's what I understand.

Apparently Eddie Rothman is happy for you to date his daughter too.

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memlasurf commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 9:22pm

yeah, nah extreme local spot that one white boy definitely welcomed like the DEA.

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Solitude commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 2:59pm

Surfed it a couple of years ago. Kind of knew it's reputation but paddled out anyway. Sat wide and strangely a wave missed the pack and came straight for me, no one else could catch it. Off I went, beautiful long, wally right. Slowly paddled back stopping short of the pack and had the whole local lineup glaring at me. A chick on a bodyboard exclaimed to the bloke next to her (so that I could hear) 'white boy got a wave'.
Vibe did not feel so good so I decided I wouldn't be getting anymore of those without trouble and paddled over to the left to stay out of the way.

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Blowin commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 4:20pm

Such a shit story .

Awesome way to fuck a good vibe. Can you even imagine treating a visiting Hawaiian in that manner when they come to Oz ?

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Solitude commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 5:25pm

Yeah certainly not. My first time over there and I must say I didn’t experience much aloha across a multitude of waves. I’m pretty low key as well, never paddle to the inside, wait my turn then some. In saying that got plenty of good waves and would return.

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Spuddups commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 7:29pm

There's plenty of bone-headed localism in various locations in Australia, and NZ for that matter. It certainly spoils your day when you encounter it. On the whole though if you are respectful most people are good to surf with, and I imagine it's the same in Hawaii.

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memlasurf commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 9:30pm

Super heavy drug scene as well from what Chas said in his book which probably help kills the aloha. Even the cops don't want to go in there.

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memlasurf commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 9:24pm

Agree totally Blowin and is always my beef with these thug locals.

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jacksprat commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 4:08pm

Nice to know that stupidity knows neither race or sex.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 4:19pm

What a wave that is. Always nice to surf with your kids.

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simba commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 4:33pm

suppose everyone gets excited when the Ho family arrives.....3 wave sets .

simba

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roryshannon commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 7:38pm

Ho Ho Ho... merry Xmas!

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bluediamond commented Monday, 16 Dec 2019 at 10:42pm

Looks exactly like one of my favourite right hand reefs in the South Pacific.....but without the crowds.

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nevertuold commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 5:09am

What a bunch of ho's

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simba commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 6:13am

heard on the grappa vine that one of the locals and his mates beat a brazzo guy up but local heavies didnt like what he did so went and beat him up.......

simba

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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 12:14pm

The cycle of Life

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 7:12pm

Heard on Chas Smiths podcast that Neco Padaratz (correct me if I'm wrong), fucked up in the surf on the North Shore and knew straight away what he did.
So he came in, jumped on his pushy and rode straight to Eddie Rothmans house where he was greeted with an almighty crack to the face.
Eddie, respecting that Neco had had the balls to front up, then told his crew that no-one is to touch Neco for the duration of his stay.
Mad man!

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 7:50pm

old Mick Ho has a crook style on him eh

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mr mick commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 8:47pm

Actually thinking that myself...just didn't want to be the first to comment, fearing a fist coming through the screen at me!

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Kham commented Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 at 10:26pm

Too much fun. So sick.

Kham

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CaptainflashG commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 9:10am

I surfed V land a couple of years back. I thought it was quite relaxed in the water. Barton Lynch was out and all smiles. Conditions were good. I’m super white and about 20 levels below the Hos in terms of surfing skill but still got a few. Walking down the lane to the beach felt a bit weird though. Maybe it is better if you don’t know the reputation of the place in advance??

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lost commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 11:46pm

Out of curiosity just looked up how old Michael Ho is......fuck me he is 62 and absolutely rips.

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