You can easily spot the same erraticism and spontaneity in the way he approaches waves during freesurf sessions, whether he’s throwing himself over the ledge at 25-foot Waimea, doing chop-hops on an 8’0″ at Second Reef Pipe, or attempting to ollie over sections of dry reef, as he often does in his always-engaging web clips. “I feel like I’m more of a natural at freesurfing than in competition,” Ho says. “I like expressing myself on a wave when I have no time limit and nobody around me.
And it’s this freewheeling attitude that has endeared Ho to not only surf fans around the world, but also to three-time world champion Mick Fanning, who said that a trip he took with Ho to Alaska last February was a turning point in his life after the famously tough 12-month stretch that saw him lose his brother, lose the world title, and get attacked by a shark.
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