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Derek Ho Biography – Derek Ho Wiki

Derek Ho was an American professional surfer. He began surfing at the age of 3 and won the world surfing championship in 1993 at age 29, making him the first Native Hawaiian world champion.

He won the Triple Crown four times (1984, ‘86, ‘88 and ‘90). Ho and his older brother Michael Ho dominated the North Shore waves in the 1980s and early ’90s.

Derek Ho Age

He was born on September 26, 1964, in Kailua, Hawaii, United States. He died on July 17, 2020, in Hawaii. He was 55 years old.

Derek Ho Wife

Information about Derek Ho’s wife is unclear.

Derek Ho Family

He was the brother of Michael Ho, another champion surfer, and the first cousin of Don Ho, the Hawaiian singer. He was the uncle of professional surfers Mason Ho and Coco Ho.

Derek Ho Death

Derek Ho died on July 17, 2020, at the age of 55, after suffering a heart attack. Pro surfer and musician Landon McNamara paid tribute to Ho in an Instagram post:

“You can see at the start of this clip me pulling back, and the only reason is because I saw Uncle Derek Ho going for it, and I’m not even gonna try to say I gave him the wave because in my eyes any wave he wanted out there was his, that’s the respect I had for him and how much of an idol he was to me. Im lucky enough to have shared sessions like this with him, some good times, and inspirational one liners he’d throw my way every now and than that I’ll never forget. I love you Uncle D thank you for paving the way and being an inspiration for a GoofyFooter. The NorthShore, The surfing world, and Pipeline will never be the same again. All my love going out to all the HO Ohana, if you need anything I’ll be there! R.I.Paradise Uncle D.”

 

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You can see at the start of this clip me pulling back, and the only reason is because I saw Uncle Derek Ho going for it, and I’m not even gonna try to say I gave him the wave because in my eyes any wave he wanted out there was his, that’s the respect I had for him and how much of an idol he was to me. Im lucky enough to have shared sessions like this with him, some good times, and inspirational one liners he’d throw my way every now and than that I’ll never forget. I love you Uncle D thank you for paving the way and being an inspiration for a GoofyFooter. The NorthShore, The surfing world, and Pipeline will never be the same again. All my love going out to all the HO Ohana, if you need anything I’ll be there! R.I.Paradise Uncle D

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The man. The myth. The legend. Our hero. Words can never express what this man stood for and meant to all of us growing up here in Hawaii. From the first time I surfed #Sunset and #Pipeline 38 years ago until now #UncleD was always on the best waves and dominating. He always surfed more than anyone. Always so psyched. More psyched to surf than anyone I have ever met. Only #UncleMike and #Mason came close. Going to miss that smile and that #Mana. My Aloha goes out to the Ho Ohana. Love you guys. I’m always here for you. Love you Uncle D ! ❤️ You always put a smile on my face. #FirstHawaiianWorldChamp #Hawaiian #KanakaMaoli #NorthshoresFinest #WaimanaloBoy #LegendsNeverDie #RestinParadise #AhuiHou

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Derek Ho Cause of Death

Derek Ho’s cause of death was a heart attack.

Derek Ho Net Worth

Derek Ho’s worth is unclear.

Derek Ho Height

Derek Ho stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).

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