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Thread: RIP Derek Ho

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    Damn; too soon, but truly a life well lived.

    RIP Derek

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    Just saw over on Surfline. Huge loss to the tribe True BA to the end though driving himself to the hospital after a major heart attack!! RIP Derek.

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    Sad news. The Ho family is so important to pro surfing, and Derek will always be revered
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    Pretty wild that he was still surfing Pipe this winter. Lived life to its fullest to the end.
    There will be lots of heavy hearts on the North Shore for a long time coming.

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    Here’s to making the very best of 55 trips around the sun!
    Hard to imagine playing it better than that.

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    Damn, legend. RIP

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    Fuck, Derek was one of my early idols. He was inspiring.

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    55 isn't old. I wonder if he had some undiagnosed issues... Such a great loss to Hawaii and the global surfing community. Seems like the guy was around for ever. In reality, he was not much older than I am. Thoughts and Prayers!

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    Damn. I grew up watching him and Michael on the north shore living in Hawaii in the 80's and early 90's. He was such a cool guy and would chat with any of the groms who would walk up to him. Rip in Peace.
    パウダーバカ!!

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    Very sad to see this. He won his world title in 1993, the year I entered college and right around when I started surfing. Always amazing to watch at Pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Fuck, Derek was one of my early idols. He was inspiring.
    Same here. I remember being 13 and reading about him winning the world championship in Surfer mag and was surprised a Hawaiian had never won it before.

    RIP Derek
    Fat fuck bubbas are not erosion.

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