“No nerves, just amp.” The words spoken by Kelly Slater in the surf movie Black and White are the words to live by for 20-year- old Coco Ho. The heiress to a surfing legacy, Coco is among the new generation of young surfers taking the women’s professional surfing circuit by storm.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and based at the world famous North Shore, Coco is the youngest in a family of surfing royalty. To say she was destined to surfing greatness is an understatement, and she is well on her way.
She is the daughter of Michael Ho and the niece of Derek Ho, both surfing legends, and the younger sister of up-and-comer Mason Ho. “I was always around the contest scene (like the Triple Crown) when I was young hearing my Dad and Uncle Derek’s name on the loud speaker. I didn’t know how big they really were until I started getting into the sport.”
Coco first set foot on a surfboard at age 7 and continues to finesse her form speed, power and flow. She jumped on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Women’s World Tour in 2009 and seamlessly settled into top competition taking first place at the Rip Curl Pro Search Portugal and earning honors as the ASP Women’s Dream Tour to lock in a spot amount the elite for 2011, where she already has one victory this year.