XO Coco Ho Documentary – A Look at The Famous Surfer’s Career

XO Coco Ho Documentary – A Look at The Famous Surfer’s Career

[Coco Ho]
“There are definitely moments where I hated the ocean.” “I hated surfing.” “I took being on tour for granted.” “I was very distracted.” “Distracted by what I didn’t have.” “Being so good during my childhood, I didn’t experience everything everyone experienced, and I never had a boyfriend.” “And then… the universe like gives you something.” “It might have taken love.” “You know, I had my first love and that was kind of like the rebirth for me.” “Hi, this is Coco Ho at the NSSA Hurley Regionals.” “If you think the boys are ripping, check out the girls.” “I started surfing when I was seven years old.” “I was actually late to the game in a sense that so many kids are on it nowadays a lot younger.” “We would start playing around on bodyboards.” “Eventually, Mason started bringing my dad’s boards down to the beach and surfing, and then he was like, ‘try!’” “And I hopped on and tried to show off to him, and it worked!” “I just remember trying to impress my brother.” “My whole growing up was like all to impress Mason.” [Mason Ho]
“Well, we hung out a lot.” “You know how some people run from their sisters and stuff?” “I just remember, dad and them, they wouldn’t let her do exactly what I was doing yet.” “Because we were always together all the time, and then right as I had a little bit of freedom, then all of a sudden I was with my friends all the time because I think I just got into surfing and stuff which was like eight or nine or something, she like was, boom, was right with me again.” “From then on, I got into it and eventually then I was like, ‘Dad, for my birthday can I get my own board?’ “And he started to notice we loved it.” “Mason and I always went to the beach to go surfing and she kind of got left home with mom, and back then, the only way to go to the beach is to go surfing, so she started running around with Mason and Burger at Sunset, and the next thing you know is she was running around with me at five or six years old just wanting to surf.” “Learning to surf, my dad just taught us about the ocean.” “He almost sounded like a broken record when I was growing up, like telling me where to sit at Sunset and almost so, so about the ocean and not surfing, I’m like, ‘but, did that turn look good?'” “But he was so one-track minded about the ocean, and now I understand everything.” “Why he meant all that, because… to get the best result, to do the best turn, you want to be on the best wave, and that’s what he’s teaching us to do, you know, around the world or in our backyard.” [Stephanie Gilmore]
The Ho Family are the most royal Hawaiian family that ever touched the ocean.” [John John Florence]
The Ho Family really shows what it’s like growing up here on the North Shore.” “You know, you have the family that revolves around the ocean, everyone’s surfing.” “You know, you want to apart of their gang, you want to go surfing with them, you want to learn from Mike.” “You have Uncle Mike and Uncle Derek who have been Pipeline pioneers since back in the day.” “My dad is fisherman, avid fisherman, avid surfer.” “Just learned at a young age just to be around the ocean, the currents, different tides, different waves.” “I’ve been surfing since probably I could walk, you know, probably four or five.” “But, competing is really tough.” “Winning was always good, and defeat was really, really tough.” “It’s been probably a good, long 50 something years.” “Growing up on the North Shore was fundamental to my being, to who I am.” “I lived at V-Land and John lived at Ehukai and we would bike to his house and surf until dark and we just all had to be home before the street lights came on.” “We grew up surfing with Coco.” “There are so many good times I remember hanging out with her.” “Whether we were playing games on the old cul-de-sac road down there, chasing each other on bikes and stuff.” “We had the funniest days surfing Little Shores.” “Growing up on the North Shore, you had this independence, and you kind of matured quicker because you did everything by yourself.” “It was that freedom that allowed us to do what we were set out to do.” “The whole thing is be on tour, go around the world and compete being a professional, and that was kind of my goal to do that, and win events, and yeah, just really have to focus about the same thing in mind.” “I’m so calm and confident when I’m at an event with my dad because I feel like I’m very in tune with where I’m going to sit, and… what’s available, you know, out there.” “You just got to be right in front of that cave.” Yeah, they are all directly in front of that cave.” “And in, sit inside.” “I’d rather be under… like John John and them, and instead of being outside and can’t catch the wave.” “Least you can just pull in.” “Woah, look at this bomb.” “We are just trying to figure out what she needs to do to win events, but as far as her surfing, I think she’s at the top of women’s surfing right now and we’re just trying to fix a couple things up for her competitive surfing.” “You gotta listen to some – if it’s going to be girl sh*t, It’s gotta be hard girl sh*t.” “Not lovely this, lovely that.” “Hey…” “That’s why I wear these.” “Coco has this little sassy side to her, and that’s what makes her such a good competitor because, it’s like, you need that.” “You have to sort of have that balance where you can be yourself and comfortable and nice, but as soon as it’s competition time, you’ve got to have that inner bit*h.” “As a competitor, I’d like to say… she’s a little tired.” “I feel like she gets all feisty, but her surfing has this boy attitude, but it’s so pretty.” “I remember Coco coming on tour as a young girl who was already so worldly.” “It’s like she was a seasoned vet in her rookie year.” “I think Coco won her first world tour event.” “She was still such a grom.” “To reach that status where she beat all the best surfers in the world, it was like this was her moment where she’s about to kick off and start to shine.” “When she qualified it was definitely like, woah, I wanna do that. That’s so sick.” “How do I get on tour then?’ “I just keep on losing and losing and then she was kind of just killing it, winning events, becoming Rookie of the Year right off the bat, and I was like, holy sh*t, what do I gotta do to get there”? “So, definitely inspired me, I think, when she did that so young.” [Announcer]
“Stephanie, that last score’s an 8.40.” “Rookie of the Year is pretty special.” “It’s once in a lifetime. You’re only rookie once.” “I owe Steph [Gilmore] my life!” “Oh my god!” “Your first two years on tour, you’re very appreciative, you’re young, you have fresh eyes, you don’t know what you’re going to get, and every result you do get is a pat on the back because you have never been there before.” “Your six and seven, like… it was such a lull for me, and it was… hard because I’ve already won one, I’ve already got a third, got a fifth, I’ve got every result you can get, and then I went and just got a bunch of lasts, and I was like, ok wait, this isn’t even fun anymore.” “When she loses a heat, she gets really upset, she gets really hard on herself, and I think it’s because she knows that she has all the talent in the world to win these heats, it’s just that inner drive and that sass that sometimes doesn’t come out because it’s not life or death situation.” “When you lose, you carry that on to the next event, and then you carry that on, and it’s really easy to get stuck in that kind of snowball effect of losing I feel like.” “I took being on tour for granted.” “I was almost forgetting about tour results, rankings.” “Getting on the tour so young was probably like, tough to actually like grow up as a person just because you’re always – it feels like there’s no time off.” “I was definitely just looking for stuff I never had and looking for things I didn’t get to do yet.” “I missed prom, I missed a lot of high school things and I never had a boyfriend, and all of that kind of just hit me head on.” [Friend]
“This is a very Sofia Richie outfit.” [Friend]
“I think it’s cute because it’s all black. It’d pop on the red carpet.” [Friend]
“I feel like she even wore these shoes.” “Surfer Poll is her night.” “I mean, I couldn’t imagine growing up on the North Shore where there’s nothing.” “You go to school, and then you go surfing and then you hang out with your mates, and that’s about it.” [Friend]
“This is fashion, everyone.” “Surfer Poll is definitely, still to this day, my prom.” “He’s my date.” “It’s the one night of the year that we get to dress up, and we get to wear heals, and I just remember always the reaction every year being like, ‘whoa, you can clean up!'” “And I just love that feeling of getting to be girly and dance in high heels and wear makeup and not get questioned.” “For a lot of surfer girls, you kind of grow up, especially if you have brothers, you grow up as a tom boy and you just want to hang with the boys and wear boardshorts and just be a grom, but Coco – the more I got to know her, and I would go in and actually see in her bedroom the sorts of things she had hanging up, and it was all very girly and princessy.” “That’s when I really got to know more about her style and who she is.” “It might have taken love.” “You know, I had my first love and that was kind of a start to a new me.” “I started to find my feet again, and have drive, and have someone to compare to and want to stoke out.” “I’ve known her her whole life and her surfing’s on, her health’s on, her brain’s on.” “It’s right at that perfect age and everything’s there.” “The opportunity’s there.” “I think she should have a world title.” “So… how do we get one?” “You are the only Coco Ho in this world.” “You’re awesome, you’re incredibly talented, you’re smart, you’re beautiful, and you freakin’ surf unreal.” “So, go out there, take this opportunity on tour, win a title, win as many contests as you can, smash as many girls as you can, this is what we’re here for.” “You have a great opportunity and run with it.” “I’ve had my highs and I’ve had my lows.” “I’ve been living and learning on tour for the past 10 years now, and I’m really looking forward to just focusing on my surfing and that’s it, and solely letting that speak.” “No way I’m slowing down, if anything, I’m more inspired and more energized than ever, and I’m not going to let anything get in the way this time.” “I’m going for the world title.”

Antonio Breitenberg

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100 thoughts on “XO Coco Ho Documentary – A Look at The Famous Surfer’s Career

  1. HodgsonHawaii says:

    Coco makes so many people happy! Thank you Coco!!

  2. Jackpot J says:

    I love Coco Ho, I think she's a genuine star and an amazing surfer.

    But I just don't think she has the consistency to get a World Title – but if her and her team realize that it it's really just this issue of consistency, and manage to get it sorted out, I think she would be in the runnings for World Title immediately.

  3. tra789 says:

    Not to take anything away from Coco but god damn look at that grab rail by Mason at 2:00

  4. Austen Pearson says:

    What's with all this "I've never had love talk?" You dated Mark Mcmorris for almost a couple years…..

  5. B Thomas says:

    She has one of the best styles in the game!

  6. matrebor says:

    legendary Hos 's good energy…always the smile ! ..go ! coco ! grab that title !

  7. yesiah suprees says:

    Guaranteed bra

  8. ROY GUN says:

    💙her ability .. Sic style .. Compact Gilmore style ✌️😊

  9. SOLOIIguru says:

    ayyye girl. If you need a BF, I would GLADLY travel the world watching you surf!

  10. Corey says:

    born to surf! no doubt about it

  11. Tsvetelin Atlazov says:

    love that video

  12. Jymmy Jams says:

    Ahh, surfs so good but so hot!

  13. Nicholas Kiefer says:

    I love this film. And I love the film's participants. Very nicely done, Volcom, and whomever else.

  14. Nicholas Kiefer says:

    Oh yeah, and Coco's style is pure Hawaiian and as Mason says, "pretty."

  15. Cap T says:

    Hawaiian Royalty…

  16. David C says:

    "Famous" lmao

  17. what the snit says:

    such a well done video, very pretty!! much love coco.

  18. xxPistolero 420xx says:

    sit inside…rather be under..

  19. Guilleee De sosaaa says:


  20. mirko benini says:

    I prefer bethany style more agressive

  21. Ho Stevie! says:

    xo 😘

  22. sunova surfboards dean says:

    would be good to clone you so everyone can have a coco ..

  23. Bjorn Lundeen says:

    You rip and you are absolutely beautiful. Queen.

  24. Salty Barber says:

    Well done.

  25. Wright says:

    Just wow

  26. Francisco Viana says:


  27. Alien Jay says:


  28. Ricardo Leon says:

    goosebumps! get hyped girl! go hard!

  29. Julian Kat says:

    She’s so down to earth

  30. we'll call you k says:

    We see her surfing naked at pillars all the time

  31. Chris Pilutik says:

    Intro song is 'Silverwood Springs' by Factor Chandelier

  32. pbaylis1 says:

    I like her.

  33. Michael Galietti says:

    Great Vid….GO 4 IT COCO!!!😜❤🤙🏼

  34. Bryan Totten says:

    this whole family has embraced surfing.a great attitude and family

  35. Allstar says:

    Coco rips and such great style, staying true to her roots. 🔥😍

  36. norrick higa says:

    Get that..!!! You rock Coco…

  37. Tuto Ferraz says:

    go Cocooo! I am a big fan of your dad! hope u get all that u want!

  38. IAmaPersion says:

    Never heard of her.

  39. Jeff Hatch says:

    The girls are more inspirational than the guys in so many ways…Coco, Steph Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Leah Dawson, the list goes on…I love watching them surf, and oozing love for the sport. Keep it up, ladies!

  40. David Hettel says:

    grandpa chic ho badass drop knee turn

  41. Lucia Maria says:

    Never had a Bf then who Mark McMorris ?

  42. Mestengo Hidalgo says:

    A beautiful family story. Thank you for sharing.

  43. Camila Kjaerby says:

    Such an inspiration <3 We love you so much Coco. Keep killing it!!

  44. Chris Swiec says:

    Coco if you want to win more then surf with your brother more since he is one of the best in the world. He makes surfing look fun and don’t forget to listen to your dad since he is the wisest man in your life and a true champ. Your uncle is a baddass too. So much talent.

  45. Liscris Productions says:

    "The Sun The Sand And The Sea"

  46. Aint1S says:

    Coco should do the Mason claim from Pipe! Lol

  47. Sean O'Brieon says:

    Coco's father, Michael, walked at 4 or 5 years old..?!!…..(?!!)……..wtf?!!………..[4:10]…

  48. Trey Wiese says:

    coco is awesome… legend brother and family

  49. EsotericOccultist says:

    My favorite ho

  50. Paris Biker says:

    Surfing Spinster Syndrome:World Tour woman & wanna b's pick glamour, glory & ego over motherhood.. WSL is the anti child league. Wanna have a baby?? The WSL & surf biz shows you the door. Enjoy your celeb Instragram life girls! Smile for those selfies…You all look so cute in your bikinis!

  51. Haintso Rakouth says:

    Great mini documentary. Love the support from Stephanie Gilmore. Coco Ho is def one of the best surfers out there!!!

  52. mancalledclay says:

    very well told story….nice vibe…..great choice of music!!

  53. foxibot says:

    Love the black and white swimsuit, and the long sleeved top with bikini bottoms. Those looked good on her and were pretty in pictures.

  54. Caroline says:

    I swear remember seeing Coco and her friends surf on the North Shore when I was younger. She’s around my age and I remember she had short hair and a long earring in one ear.

  55. ChonkyBoisForLife says:

    I can't watch this because it makes me too jealous

  56. Baba Bootay says:

    "late to the game" at 7 yrs old lol

  57. Stephen David says:

    a blessed way of life 😍 very lucky people to have this.

  58. SLAPSHOT #44 says:

    Atta girl!

  59. Jason S says:

    Is it really that hard to become a great surfer when you grow up surfing perfect waves?

  60. Bob Decker says:

    I enjoyed your video I was there North Shore 1971 September-December surfing V-land Rocky, all the spots was fun!Coco you rip!

  61. Deep Meditation 2015 says:

    Perfect life style…. Sub Me

  62. Danny Lani says:

    I’m jus here for the bottom turn.

  63. Chris Raffaelli says:

    Coco, I"m old school and Love your style and skills and your positive attitude! I live in both Waipio and S.F. Hope to see U in the water sometime!! [email protected] All the best 2 U and your Ohana!! And U will be World Champ!!! Aloha!!

  64. Neklaz says:

    Love Her

  65. Nevermind says:

    Shoulda been named " Commercial". Anyone know when she got her new tits?

  66. Rene Segat says:

    The Ho surfing dynasty continues.

  67. Tom Collier says:

    Good for you!

  68. Justin Burgan says:

    So sick!!

  69. Mrs E Commerce says:

    Such an inspiration ❤️

  70. Ms Kitty says:

    ❤️❤️❤️ .. 🏄‍♀️

  71. Sushi Mamba says:

    In '88 I was on North Shore for couple months and one day surfing Kammies (near Sunset) watched her dad Micheal come out one day and totally tear the place apart. Loco!

  72. Nfarr86 says:

    She is amazing!

  73. TheSilverSurfisher says:

    yea CoCo!…Let's go "SMASH" those girls together…heh heh

  74. S Lit says:

    I'll take SALLY instead of this HO…….😋😋😋😋😋

  75. Austin Harvey says:

    I met her at vans us open she was very nice

  76. Michael John says:

    My type of woman….. so pretty and gracious ..

  77. blondwiththewind says:

    12:34 Awesome. Great camera work, too.

  78. Christopher Olsen says:

    I would have just assumed that having Michael Ho as her dad and Derek Ho as her uncle would be enough to intimidate any young men from asking her out, lol

  79. Andre Protti says:

    5:34 what’s the song name? Love this instrumental music

  80. death painful says:

    She a Ho!!!

  81. John Morgan says:

    I like the ho,s

  82. Tobias Maxwell Elley says:

    Diversity has been a hot topic recently, which includes woman in sport. I've been an amateur/hobby surfer for a few years now and I follow a lot of surf competition coverage & highlights online. Coco Ho who recently one the Pantin Classic Galicia Pro… is one of my favorite female surfers. I follow the competitions for both sexes, and I don't really discriminate. I think there are plenty of other great female professional sports people like Coco that we should be celebrating. Kia Kaha Coco #Diversity

  83. Bretzky says:

    Best name in sports


    🌴🌴GET'M GIRL! ! !🌴🌴

  85. Randall Miller says:

    I have been friends with her father since he was 15yrs old and I am so happy that his daughter CoCo is a Great Surfer and doing well! what a great storie and love to see that that there all doing well and still Surfing Da' best' your buddy Randall….

  86. ncsam 000000 says:

    Lmao she hasn't won anything so just cause shes a ho she gets this attention? Better girl surfers than coco for sure

  87. Nicole Erickson says:

    Love it! Very inspiring to watch. I wish we had more access to stuff like this when I was growing up. It was hard being the girl hanging with the boys, for me in snowboarding and wake boarding. Tom boy to women, like woohoo, trying to catch up with all the girl stuff you all of sudden felt like you missed out on,( really we didn't) Love the history, Love the style, Love the energy, I am a new Fan, I feel the rush just sitting here and you got this girl!!

  88. Kai Browne says:

    What a babe

  89. carlos eduardo ribeiro coutinho says:


  90. Ryan says:

    She’s such a doll

  91. OGhee 42O says:

    smash as many girls as you can lol

  92. orion 2250 says:

    What radiant lives🙏🏻

  93. Cathe Tenorio says:

    Awesome! You’ve got this!

  94. legacyfarmsranchesnc says:


  95. imajin says:

    She’s so beautiful

  96. Jared Grass says:

    Thought it was Pamela Anderson in the screen shot. Glad I watched the video. I grew up reading about the North Shore. I still think of the time it was published that Michael Ho put the Pipe House up for sale for a million dollars.

  97. Discharge Summary says:


  98. Mitchell Giebler says:

    I know its lame but I rarely have full respect for a pro athlete that does not have a college degree. Weird stigma, but it occurs to me that a lifetime of leisure and recreation not supplemented with a higher standard of cognitive development is that equivalent to a box of pictures. Pictures of what was and not necessarily of what is possible out side of there respective sport.

  99. tom8181 says:

    I love her

  100. Light Yagami says:


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