5 Books I Love, With Coco Ho
Broaden your mind, sharpen your spirit!
Ed. Note: Coco Ho, Stab‘s current Guest Editor loves to read. As Mason told us the story he penned on Coco’s untold stories, growing up, the elegant Miss Ho was very studious and very much into her books. So we prodded her for a light end of summer (or winter, depending on your respective hemisphere) reading list.
Becoming Relentless by Egan Inoue
I actually bought this book for my brother as a Christmas gift. My dad was so stoked. I thought Mason would be stoked cause there was a samurai guy on the cover (he only reads books about Samurais and Bruce Lee), the title was sick, and the author is from Hawaii. I stole it back once he didn’t start it and was stoked! The author is an 11x world champ in 3 different sports then retired as a badass entrepreneur. Everyone should read this.
But I am going to say that about every book in here.
A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
The title is a little dramatic but it is hands down the best book I’ve ever read in my life. It’s a smaller dummied down version of a Course in Miracles a series that’s four textbooks large. It admits in a really beautiful way human defaults/inadequacies and how to avoid them and live a more beautiful life. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve read it and will probably start reading it again now — it’s that good.
Switch on your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf
This one is nuts!!! Your brain actually hurts reading it is how insane it is. But in short – and what lured me in to start is that the author has been a neuroscientist since 1985. She explains, in short, that the brain is essentially plastic and can change due to our thoughts – good or bad – causing brain damage with toxic thinking or healing yourself via positive thinking. It’s really rad.
She’s also the one that taught be men and women brains are different but mean to coexist.
Malama Honua by Jennifer Allen
My mom always bought Mason and I book about Hawaiian Culture for Christmas every year since we started surfing and having sponsors.
She’s like ‘you guys have everything but you need to learn more about where you come from.’ She knows so much about the Hawaiian culture. But this is actually a coffee table book at my Dad’s house and the photos are taken by our neighbor, John Bilderback. My cousin’s husband was actually on this voyage. The most beautiful thing about the mission of the Hokulei’a voyage in my eyes is using natural resources (sun, wind, ocean, stars) and interconnecting with brothers and sisters around the world – sharing culture.
I feel like we do this in surfing.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
I didn’t have my own photo of the book cause I’m letting someone borrow it right now. This book really struck me because any conversation I’d have, if something along these lines came up I’d be like “Have you read The Four Agreements?!”
I was kinda like a pusher. But this book is so plain and simple. And helps you not be affected by other people’s actions. I actually wrote the four agreements on our refrigerator at home and anyone that comes over either laughs or goes “I’ve read that book!”
It’s so funny. Mason hasn’t read it but the way he speaks about life and theories sometimes I look at him and go “are you sure you haven’t read that book?” and he’s like “No you weirdo, I’m just enlightened” hahahahaha. He’s the best. So is this book.
Behold Australia’s Nine & NZ’s Two Challenger Series Qualifiers*
May the Southern Cross smile upon you at Snapper.
Long Read: Pete Beachy Is No Bore
The life and times of an off-the-grid Alaskan surf pioneer who claims to cure cancer.
Sun Room: The Overnight Success Of A Young Surf Band
What's it like touring the world and living off of McDonald's?
How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 6
An instructional manual for the modern professional surfer
Globe Pulls Out Of The Apparel Game
…and, Taj Burrow and Dion Agius are now looking for new main sponsors.
Owen Wright Announces Retirement From Competitive And Heavy-Water Surfing
But will surf final CT event at Bells.
Fancy An Ale, Some Good Music, And A Bunch Of Tubes?
Ballet's minimalist full-length will satiate your needs.
Take Stab’s 2023 Audience Survey, Win A 3-Board Quiver
Stab towels and Premium subscriptions also up or grabs.
Jessi Miley Dyer On The New Challenger Series Schedule And More
Did you know that you could miss the mid-year cut and still theoretically win the…
Don’t Miss The Last Wave Of The First 2023 SEOTY Entry
Jacob Willcox's ‘Into Dust’ just set the bar.
Warren Smith on New Welcome Rivers Range and Buying Jaguars on Facebook Marketplace
Now available in the Antipodes...
Wavegarden Spills How The Sausage Is Made
BTS of their global air wave rollout ft. Yago Dora, Dion Agius, Reef Heazlewood and…
Minds, Machines, And The Magic Of Hands
How modern shapers split their time between designing files and hand-finishing boards.
Are Hectic Lefts The Final Finless Frontier?
William Aliotti is on the right-foot-forward fringes.
Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.
Already a member? Sign In
Want to join? Sign Up