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THE SPIRIT

Coco Ho, 23, Sunset Beach, Hawaii

It is all in her middle name. Hapaikekoa. Hawaiian for «Carrier of strength». Since riding her first wave at 7 years old this has been her code. It has had to be. Born Half Hawaiian, but blond and white to Polynesian surfing Royalty. Her father, Michael Ho, a legend in the pantheon of Modern surfing, one of the most accomplished surfers in history, considered a King of the sport. Her uncle, Derek Ho, a world champion, winning his mantle against impossible odds in the heaviest wave in the world, Hawaii’s pride. Her older brother, Mason Ho, a prodigy for the new era of Hawaiian surfing and headed for the stars. Yet remarkably, young Coco Ho refused to be intimidated by one of the most respected legacies in the sport. Instead she decided to become it. By eight years old, a fully sponsored professional, by seventeen winning a place on the international pro tour, by eighteen voted rookie of the year, by twenty years old voted the second most popular female surfer in the world. And today she stands atop the heap of the competition, holding third place in the world rankings with a good chance to take it all and join her family of Hawaiian World Champions. But despite her astonishing success, despite a rocky family background of break-ups and divorce and a single Father house, Coco has somehow retained a great joy in her life, her smile lighting up a room, her surfing exuberant and celebratory. Despite the wounded spirit deep within, her hearts burns with the fire of life. A life of positivity, of hope, of individuality and inspiration for her legion of young followers. Coco Ho, in 23 short years has become more than a professional surfer, she has become the very symbol of what a professional surfer should be, male or female. Envied, loved and encouraged, Coco is a streaming meteor of talent and spirit, whose place in the history books has yet to be written, but who’s impact will undoubtedly never be forgotten.

She is the ocean

«From Innesse Blohina, the acclaimed director of ON THE WAVE, comes the second chapter in her trilogy of documentaries about the wonders of the Ocean and the people whom it calls to make it their life».

-Surftime Magazine, 2014-

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INWAVES PRODUCTION

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER:

Inna BLOKHINA

SCRIPTWRITER: Matt GEORGE


EDITOR: Viktor RASCHUPKIN


CAMERAMEN:
Eugeniy MITRUSHKIN
Sean GELHOOLEY

Alex BERGER

Erik IPPEL
Eric STERMAN

Contacts

Please contact: info@onthewave.ru

Partnership opportunities available. 

Director Inna Blokhina e-mail: blohina@yandex.ru

Design: ko-studio.ru

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