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1/19/15: Hawaiian Mason Ho wins the 2015 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku. The contest used a team format with each team of 4 surfers getting to surf three 30 minute heats at perfect Pipe. Mason was on team Da Hui Surfwax with Kamalei Alexander, Dean Morrison and Kiron Jabour. The first two rounds of the contest were held during the best Pipe/Backdoor swell of the season with Mason’s scoreline being 10, 9.53, 9.23, 8.5 and 7.33 to win vs a field of competitors that include Bruce Irons and Jamie O’brien. ┬áHis Dad won the original Duke Kahanamoku Invitational in 1978 and 1981. His uncle Derek won in 1984. Now Mason carries on the legacy of North Shore contest wins. Huge congrats Mason! Check out all the “Mass Mason Media” below.

Check out Mason’s Pipe bomb at the 1:25 mark.

Official results.

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Photo:Brent Bielmann/SURFING MAGAZINE

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There once was a boy who was short-n-round and he wanted a board to match. Then he slimmed down and all around town everyone still loved the Short Round. 2015 new …Lost surfboard model. @shawshawwww /Shaw Kobayashi

Check out the Shred Show’s review on one of our new models for 2015, the Short Round.

Our latest high performance hybrid. In the tradition of the Rocket and its many knock-offs, the Short Round bridges the gap between easy riding “cheater” boards and the HP shortboard. Tested all around Southern California in the summer of 2014, this board has more than impressed. The buzz about it is spreading fast. The speed comes from a low entry rocker and wide-ish nose, with a forward wide point and generous concave throughout. The performance comes from a moderate, but not flipped up, tail rocker, a double concave through the fins and the same sort of modern bump squash tail that you would find on a typical contest style, small wave HP shortboard. All combined, it doesn’t look like anything fancy and there are no gimmicks, but sometimes less is more, and there is a lot packed into this little board.

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Shaw ripping into a Lowers right during the Oakley Surf Shop Team Challenge April 2014.

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The Short Round.