Stab Magazine | Watch: Mason Ho Live-Narrates His Waves On A Brief Desert Voyage

Watch: Mason Ho Live-Narrates His Waves On A Brief Desert Voyage

“Padang update, I’m about to get barreled!”

cinema // Jul 16, 2019
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Rip Curl studs Mase Ho and Sheldon Paishon are currently parked in the Islamic and quality-surf capital of the world, Indonesia, awaiting the start of the Padang Cup, an event thats* waiting period runs through the end of the month. 

Whilst scouring the maps for something large and southwest, the Hawaiians noticed a tiny blip on the horizon; with negligible height but long legs beneath it, they thought the swell might just be big enough to slip through the strait and fill Lombok’s gold-fleeced pocket. 

They were right, and thanks to the diminutive nature of the swell, Mase and Sheldon were met with a near-empty lineup at Desert Point—something of Adriano de Souza winning another world title likelihood in 2019. 

While the waves weren’t towering, the Indian Ocean pushed its bands quickly and cleanly down the reef, providing an unperturbed canvas for Mase and Shelly to paint a rich tapestry with their lines. Mason aided the fun by live-narrating his rides, and Sheldon apparently got the wave of his life (sadly it doesn’t appear here). 

Stay tuned for Padang Cup updates. There’s a swell on the 22nd that looks like maaaaybe it could run. 

*Grammar gypsies of the commentariat, can you please provide the appropriate term to fill this (*above*) void? Obviously “thats” isn’t an actual word, but “whose” wouldn’t apply either, because we’re talking about a thing (the Padang Cup) and not a person. But, as far as I know, there’s no “whose”-equivalent for a non-person subject. So what the fuck word goes here, then?


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

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

Introducing A Brand New Travel Series (With A Familiar Name)

Watch the First Three Episodes of Stab & Red Bull No Contest Off Tour.

Sep 30, 2022

Leandro Dora: Pro Surfer, Businessman, Punk Rock Festival Organizer, Spiritual Mentor, And World Title Winning Surf Coach 

Meet one of the most beloved and effective individuals in the athlete's zone.

Sep 29, 2022


You’re Gonna Click On A New Oscar Langburne Video

Style that can't be denied.

Sep 29, 2022

Long Read: An Angel At My Table

From Stab Issue 15, October 2006: Chris Davidson has one more shot at the big…

Sep 28, 2022


Watch: Kalani David’s Last Dance

A final surf part from the Hawaiian surf/skate prodigy.

Sep 28, 2022

Taylor Steele Won’t Let Surf Filmmaking Die Without a Fight

Movies shown, filmmaking advice, punk rock at the 2022 Solento Surf Festival.

Sep 28, 2022

Wait, Are We Going To See Moana Jones In The Olympics At Teahupo’o?

Team USA (women) and Japan (men) should be able to choose anyone they want to…

Sep 27, 2022

Donald Brink and Matt Biolos Win Mick Fanning’s Electric Acid Surfboard Test

And we had a party in Oceanside to celebrate.

Sep 26, 2022

Kanoa Igarashi and Kirra Pinkerton Answer Call Of Duty, Win Medals Of Honor In 2022 ISA World Games

Teams Japan, USA, and France move into Victor’s Village.

Sep 26, 2022

The Best Euro Surf Trips That Mightn’t Be On Your Radar

Want to know which less-trodden nation offers the most potential?

Sep 26, 2022

Former CT Surfer Chris Davidson Passes Away At Age 45

A radical life tragically ends outside a bar in New South Wales.

Sep 25, 2022

Where You Should Be In Europe Right Now

An overview of the region's greatest hits.

Sep 25, 2022

The Team Ukraine Interview

“There are mines near the shore, and already a lot of people have died…so it’s…

Sep 24, 2022

Mormaii Founder Raided By Brazilian Feds On Suspicion Of Plotting Against Democracy

Curiously, he's the second surf brand founder to become entangled in a political scandal of…

Sep 24, 2022

The Electric Acid Surfboard Test With Mick Fanning, Episode 4

There are three boards left. Which one is Mick taking home?

Sep 23, 2022

Watch: Tresha

The Bella Kenworthy Edit.

Sep 22, 2022

Photos: Welcome To Vans Stab High Indonesia, Presented By Monster Energy

Welcome to Lakey Peak. Now do airs.

Sep 22, 2022


Taro Watanabe Is The Love Child Of Your Favorite 80’s Surfers

Watch his new edit 'Sonic Youth' now.

Sep 22, 2022