Michael Ho is 65 years old. Age, as we’ve been told, is nothing but a number, but for most people, second reef Pipe at 65 is not in the realm of possibility. Hell, for most people of any age, second reef Pipe is not in the realm of possibility. But for Uncle Mike? Triple Crown Champ, Duke Classic champ, and Pipe Master? Ain’t no thing.
Ho is surfing royalty. Brother to Derek, father to Mason and Coco, he’s been a North Shore staple for decades. There’s no one who doesn’t hold him in the highest esteem, and he proved that he’s still got what it takes during the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout.