They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but on the North Shore, perhaps the proverb goes that: One man’s nightmare is Mason Ho’s dream wave.
To clarify, Robert Frost once wrote that: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by…” But then again, perhaps on the North Shore, this translates to: Two beach paths diverged on Ke Nui Road, and Mason Ho — he took the one that led to a wave breaking on a pile of rocks…
What we’re trying to say here, is that while those seven miles of coastline between Haleiwa and Sunset Beach are nothing short of a miracle, Mason Ho often treks the extra mile to find his own version of a miracle hidden from view and obscured by volcanic stone and dry reef. Because that’s one way to surf Hawaii by yourself.
And while the slalom ski-style aesthetic of Mason’s surf taste might not whet your appetite, he sure does a good job of making the process look appealing. Beyond his inimitable personality and joie de vivre, however, why we simply can’t look away from his exploits is owed to the new GoPro HERO7 cam.