Stab Magazine | "Desert Point Might Be My Favorite Wave In The World" - Mason Ho

“Desert Point Might Be My Favorite Wave In The World” – Mason Ho

Mason declares his love for Indo’s 400-meter reef with a backside tube-riding masterclass. 

cinema // Oct 30, 2019
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

“Desert Point might be my favorite wave in the world,” said Mason Ho when we asked about his clear adoration for the 400-meter left. “I haven’t come across a right like it yet.”

From Bali, there are a few ways to get to its neighbor island, Lombok, where Desert Point resides: ferry ($), fastboat ($$), and even a flight ($$$). We asked Mase what was his preferred method of inter-island travel. 

I usually fly in light weight while super agent Pete Mathews drives over all the heavvvyyy equipment.”

Oh to be a pro!

On this particular jaunt, Mase shared an A+ Deserts day with his friend and teammate Sheldon Paishon. For 10 straight hours, the Hawaiians threaded backhand tubes in a range of body positions that would make even Vātsyāyana blush. 

Perhaps the best part of the films comes around the 3:00 mark, when Mason, all wrapped up in blue, has no idea that a female paddler is directly in his line. 

Rather than continue on a path to the shoulder or ditch her board out of fear, the woman paddles straight toward the impact zone and duckdives under a crackling lip with total poise and control. 

“That chick was suchhh a legend in and out of the water,” Mason would later claim.

It’s certainly better than most of us would have done in the same situation.  


Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent


Can A GQ Cover Boy Take Out Teahupo’o?

Kauli Vaast is your incredibly handsome Tahiti trials winner.

Aug 11, 2022

Watch: Ramble On With Caity Simmers 

An action-rich tour behind the scenes of her triumphant first voyage to Oz.

Aug 11, 2022

PSA: Surf Filmers Not Welcome In Nicaragua

Cameras and drones are being seized on arrival, Stab spoke with two recent visitors.

Aug 11, 2022

Inside The Alternative Surfboard Marketing Machine 

Two of the biz's best — Matt Parker and Blake Peters — spill many beans.

Aug 10, 2022

The Tragic Parallels Between The Murder Of Ricardo Dos Santos & 8x World Jiu Jitsu Champion Leandro Lo

Two Brazilian sporting icons killed brazenly by off-duty police officers.

Aug 9, 2022

The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: In The Belly Of The Beast

Finger flips, shaping with Zion Wright, slurpees, Hawaiian takeovers, and the king of Surfline rewinds.

Aug 8, 2022

Albee Layer Discusses His Not-So-Budding Acting Career And The Upcoming Film “Sweet Adventure”

"Matt and Nora were tripping a little harder than I was just because they weren't…

Aug 8, 2022

Zeke Lau & Bettylou Sakura Johnson Win The Vans US Open Of Surfing 

Hawaii dominates HB.

Aug 8, 2022

How A Former CT Surfer Gets “Absolute Beginners” Barreled In A Matter Of Months

Luke Stedman elaborates on his Blackball surf programs.

Aug 7, 2022


Sweeter Than Stolen Honey 

A versatile Haydenshapes x Dylan Graves HP (and soft board) tested in weird waves.

Aug 7, 2022

15-Year-Old Ladybird Erin Brooks Makes Final In All-Men’s Tuberiding Event

And Clay Marzo takes the dub.

Aug 6, 2022

Are We Looking At Reef Sculpting The Wrong Way? 

The pros, cons, possibilities, and mechanisms of changing reefs to suit our surfing desires.

Aug 6, 2022

The Gudang Trio Discusses Brotherhood And How To Make It To The Mountain Top Together  

Positive sibling vibrations we should all aspire to.

Aug 6, 2022


Everyone’s Local Zone Has A Mythical Wave

Kai Lenny, Imaikalani DeVault, Eli Hanneman and friends get to surf theirs.

Aug 5, 2022

The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: Harry Bryant Vs. The Wedge

A lot of swell, stolen identities, surf masochists, mutilated noses, The Wedge, skull-crushing pylons, and…

Aug 5, 2022

When Gabby And Kolohe Pull Out, The Hog Pulls In

Tahiti wildcards named.

Aug 5, 2022

First Look: The 2022 Electric Acid Surfboards

Did our questionable EAST gamble pay off for Mick Fanning's Maldivian quiver ?

Aug 4, 2022

How Boardshorts Work

They are your one chance to look cool while actually surfing. Don’t blow it.

Aug 4, 2022