- WSL / Damien Poullenot

There's nowhere to hide when riding a single-fin board -- they show up all the quirks and eccentricities of style. Mason Ho already surfs in a singular manner, mixing old-school flair with hyper-progression, which is why it's so enticing to see him take to the North Shore on a board that only the masters can ride well.

In this edit, Mason rides a single fin -- a 6'4" Timmy Patterson whittled anytime between 1996 and 2001 -- at three of the banner waves on the Seven Mile Miracle, Rockies, Velzyland and Pipeline.

With his surfing pared back to the single-fin essentials, the influence of his uncle Derek Ho is unmistakable. Which other surfers would you like to see throwing it back to the days of old on a board like this?

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