TARANAKI, New Zealand (Tuesday, April 6, 2010) – Coco Ho (HAW), 18, made a massive impact last season, taking out the Rip Curl Pro Search in Portugal as well as the the 2009 ASP Women’s World Rookie of the Year award. Currently sitting at No. 5 in the world, Ho will look to consolidate in the surf-laden New Zealand hamlet of Taranaki for the upcoming TSB Bank Women’s Surfing Festival. Stuff.co.nz caught up with the young Hawaiian to pick her brain about the current state of women’s surfing. This…is their story…
She’s dubbed the “Hawaiian Princess” and Coco Ho wears her tiara comfortably.
In a land where surfing is regarded as the sport of kings, Ho is very much part of royalty.
Her father Michael was at the forefront of the surfing’s evolution as a professional sport in the 1970s and ’80s, regularly winning major tournaments and being a master of big wave riding. He built a reputation that still allows him to live solely off surfing today at the age of 52.
Her uncle Derek was…
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For more on Coco Ho, check out her ASP WOMEN’S WORLD TOUR PROFILE
Watch Coco and the rest of the ASP Top 17 battle it out in the TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival