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Ho claims 2013 HIC Pro

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

After nearly a week of shoddy conditions at Sunset Beach, the swell was perfect Saturday to wrap up the 2013 HIC Pro.

Four Hawaiians made it to the final heat, but in the end, Mason Ho stood above the competition and claimed the contest for his first ASP victory.

The 25-year-old won the heat with a 8.93 tube ride, which helped him fend off fellow locals Pancho Sullivan, Evan Valiere, and Gavin Gillette.

The win vaults Ho to No.1 on the ASP Hawaii regional rankings and earns him a wildcard into the Round of 64 of the first two events of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

The Triple Crown kicks off Tuesday morning in Haleiwa with the Reef Hawaiian Pro.

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