Ho, Michael

Indestructible Hawaiian pro surfer from Sunset Beach, Oahu; world-ranked #3 in 1978, and the Triple Crown winner in 1983 and 1985; described by fellow Hawaiian Dane Kealoha as "the godfather of the North Shore."

Ho was born (1957) in San Mateo, California, the son of a former Waikiki beachboy, raised in Waimanalo, Oahu, and first surfed at age three. Don Ho, the internationally famous singer and entertainer ("Tiny Bubbles") was his second cousin. Ho won the boys' division of the 1970 United ...