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The Entire 8-Episode Mason Ho Christmas Saga At Your Fingertips

Ho Ho Ho takes on a whole new meaning.

cinema // Dec 25, 2020
Words by Zack Raffin
Reading Time: 2 minutes

When it comes to the world of Surf Youtube, Ho & Pringle reign supreme.

You don’t need me to tell you that Mase’s surfing is (as the kids would say) absolutely electric. No matter the board or wave, when Mase takes off he has that ‘anything can happen’ energy that makes watching him oh-so entertaining. While we wish this were all that mattered in terms of getting clicks, we know better than anyone that’s not the case.

Rather than succumb to the standard ‘vlog’ format, Mason and filmer Rory Pringle have carved a path through the Youtube weeds that is entirely unique. No frills, strictly surfing. Full sessions and full waves, this relatable format feels like a normal session to the viewer while allowing Mason’s palpably entertaining surfing to take center stage.

It’s for these reasons that when Mase and Rory announced their 8-day edit bender that we knew we’d be clearing the decks for this week’s Click or Miss, replacing every slot with Ho & Pringle.

It’s re-gifting, sure, but it’s a lot better than socks!

Mason Trades Boards With The Goat

A thumbnail can tell a thousand tales. While surfing V-Land, Mason catches Slater’s eye with his Rad Ripper, of which Kelly apparently forced a trade giving you a rare glimpse of the goat on a Mayhem. While the board looked a bit small for him, we all know that when he’s excited about surfboards things can get real scary, real fast…

A Wedge Affair Part Deux?

Last year we sent Mason and Blair Conklin to Waco and gave them the keys to the control room in ‘A Wedge Affair‘. While much less predictable and with a lot more jellyfish, we can’t help but draw the comparison here. Whether Fernando de Noronha or in his backyard, no one does wedges like Mase.

Who Dings A Softop First Session?

A well documented penchant for dry reef and a graveyard full of …Lost Surfboards makes Mason the perfect soft top ambassador. Softech was smart to tap Mase along with Eric Geiselman, Filipe Toledo, and Kyuss King for their new line of pro models, evidenced by the fact that they’re literally all sold out. Cha-ching.

Not A Midlength

This isn’t what they meant when they said test your big boards in average conditions. Mason puts this Uncle Derek inspired 7’6 through the rounds at Rockies. Don’t try this at home.

And Right Back To A 5’4

No one makes a wider variety of surfboard lengths look as good as this man. Here he sniffs out outright disturbing air sections in what seems like a real attempt to clear his famous reefheads. Savage.

Some Boards Just Don’t Break

Mason does his best to snap his stick at Keikis, only to fail and get some drone clips at a wave down the beach. In an ephemeral world, Mason’s routine is eternal.

The Grinch Gets Some

The Grinch steals Mason’s board and Go-Pro for a session around home. Imagine Rory’s surprise when he checked the tapes! Someone get him on the team.

Santa’s Elves Kinda Rip

After working a long, hard season preparing everyone’s toys Christmas Day marks the start of vacay for all of Santa’s elves. Here a few of his beloved laborers ‘Bushy Evergreen’ & ‘Pepper Minstix’ kick off their P.T.O at a North Shore jetty.

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