Derek Ho Paddle out today

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Experts who have mastered riding then taming the wave....
then amuse themselves (and others) by toying with it.
RIP Derek.
:bowdown:
 

Boneroni

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Saw this on swellnet and thought you guys might enjoy it. It's about 25 min uncut (i think) interview.
He was by far my favorite surfer as a grom and it's super cool to see his unfiltered opinions and aloha.
My favorite line so far is:
Interviewer: So Tom Carrol, he took it to pipe like no one else before him, wouldn't you say?
Derek: Wellllll, I wouldn't say no one because we all remember the late Ronnie Burns....."
RIP Derek. :cheers:
 

bluemarlin04

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The admiration he speaks of his older brother makes me more sad now. Saw the videos of uncle Mike at the paddle out and he looked heartbroken (understandably so).

Also the resemblance between him and Mason is crazy.
 

ReForest

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Very beautiful ceremony. Beautiful videos floating around instagram. RIP Derek!
 

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Derek was a few years older than me and I always appreciated his surfing. RIP.

Would have liked the interviewer to ask him about Curren, Occy, Potter, Gerlach, Archbold and a few others.