Watch: Mason Ho and Hurricane Douglas

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Mason goes wave hopping on Oahu's south shore during a hurricane swell.

Don't go complaining about wave quality, that's besides the point. What we have here is the optimal setting for Mason - that being onshore wind and random wedges. Wedges that sometimes run at 90° to each other that get me wondering what the ideal angle of interference for a wedge should be. A wedge with an acute angle, like say Whale Beach in a north swell, that makes for a long-running wave, or something more like this where the collision almost seems head on.

For mine, the more subtle interference would be preferred but then you see waves like that at 2:20 where Mason zigs and zags like a foilboarder on the one 'wave'.

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garyg1412 commented Monday, 7 Sep 2020 at 10:10am

Imagine the sinus dribble after a session like that.
Surprised Dylan Graves wasn't there.

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lost commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 7:25am

It was more the sand jammed where sand shouldn’t go I was worried about

knB

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flow commented Monday, 7 Sep 2020 at 10:55am

The long boarder was more optimistic than Mason.

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blackers commented Monday, 7 Sep 2020 at 3:41pm

Good ad for his glasser, that board copped some punishment.

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zenagain commented Monday, 7 Sep 2020 at 5:27pm

I came for the surfing. Stayed for the Hendrix.

1173

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ringmaster commented Monday, 7 Sep 2020 at 5:55pm

Ha! Good call Zen. That was what got me to the end as well

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cd commented Monday, 7 Sep 2020 at 6:50pm

think i saw the powerfish at 40s

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sean killen commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 7:28am

He has a crack at everything.. good laugh.. the ultimate frother

Pumkinhead

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 4:37pm

The one when he goes left, makes it onto the rebound then heads right. Good stuff. Liked the soundtrack as well.
The board caressing at the end was a bit odd.

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Seymour Scagnetti commented Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 at 11:59pm

That was epic. So much to love!.....close outs, backwash, re bounds and sand. Good as it gets!