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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?

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