Hawaiian Surfing Royalty, Coco Ho: Sponsors & Net Worth

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Tagged as the royalty of Hawaiian professional surfing, Coco Ho is the daughter of Michael Ho, the pioneer of pro surfing and godfather of the North Shore, Oahu surf scene.

The reason why Coco’s surfing is amusing is because of her natural and graceful style—she never tries to force anything.

The Hawaiian girl has lived and learned from various events for the past ten years. She is a champion. The way she plays with the ocean waves is a perfect art, and she has surfaced through several challenging waves.

Gorgeous surfer girl, Coco Ho

Among women’s surfing tours, she has been standing undefeated at the top of the podiums.

Not to mention, the talented surfer, Coco, is the youngest women competitor to participate in the world tour. 

In this article, we will dive into the surfer’s life, professional career, her ups and downs on the World Tour, her rich surfing family history, net worth, and other lesser-known facts.

Coco Ho: Quick Facts

But before that, let’s take a look at some quick facts about Ho.

Full Name Coco Malia Camille Hapaikekoa Ho
Common Name Coco Ho
Nickname Cokes and Flying Hawaiian
Date of Birth April 28, 1991
Place of Birth North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
Nickname Cokes, Flying Hawaiian, Coco
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Father’s Name Michael Ho
Mother’s Name Brian Ho
Siblings Mason Ho (Older Brother)
Uncle Derek Ho
Education Completed senior year at Elite Element Academy
University None
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Age 33
Height 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm)
Weight 56 kg (123 lbs)
Eye color Black
Hair color Grey
Build Athletic 
Body Measurement Unknown
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend Mark McMorris (dating since 2013)
Children None
Residence Sunset Beach, Oahu
Profession Professional Surfer
Active Year  2005-present
Stance Regular foot
First Season 2008 Women’s QS
Coach Father and Brother
Awards and Achievements
  • 2009 Rookie of the Year
  • 2009 WCT Ripcurl Search Portugal Champion
  • Number 12 Best Female Surfer in the World
Net Worth $1.5 million
Movies Blue Crush(2002), Six Days in Paradise(2010), Heart a Soul Surfer(2007)
Endorsements Volcom, Swatch, Beats, Nike, Mayhem, and more
Social Handle Instagram, Twitter
Merch She is the Ocean (Movie)
Last Update July, 2024

Coco Ho: Early Life and Family

Coco was born in 1991 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Her close friends and family have seen Coco’s impressive evolution in surfing while growing up.

She completed her high school at a private, hybrid online school, Elite Element Academy. But later, Coco shifted her focus entirely to her surfing career.

Coco comes from a family of professional long-line surfers. Her unmatchable performances have made her the official heiress of a Hawaiian surf legacy.

But, while her family influenced and inspired her, they never pushed Coco too hard.

Though Coco’s family inspired and influenced her to surf, they never pushed her too hard.

Instead, She naturally got interested in a surfing career as she lived on the world-famous North Shore, which has some of the most amazing waves on the whole planet.

Grown-up in the Royal Family of Surfers

Her father is Michael Ho, the Triple Crowns winner, and appeared in five Pipe Masters final events.

Michael had made his name in surfing by finishing No. 3 in the world and winning eight Duke finals.

Her uncle Derek was the World Champion of1993 and a four-time Triple Crown winner.

Furthermore, Coco’s mom Brian Ho is a homemaker. 

Mason Ho, Reef ambassador, is Coco Ho’s brother. He is also known as “The World’s Most Entertaining Surfer.”

 Coco enjoying with her dad Michael and brother Mason during her childhood
 Coco enjoying with her dad Michael and brother Mason during her childhood

Coco started surfing at the early age of seven, following in the footsteps of her brother and father.

Elder brother Mason convinced Coco to participate in the surfing lineup when she was just nine years old. Michael wanted a surf partner at that time, and he couldn’t find any best option rather than his sister.

While growing up, Coco also looked upon her older brother, and she always used to try hard to impress her brother. Thus she always tried her best in surfing from a young age.

Also, Mason didn’t take much effort to convince his sister to join him at amateur events around the States.

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Coco Ho: Age, Ethnicity, and Physical Appearance

The pro surfer was born on April 28, 1991. Thus, as of now, she is 33 years old, and her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Coco belongs to a mixed heritage of Hawaiian, Chinese, and Caucasian ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

She is a gorgeous and attractive woman who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 56 kg.

Coco is also described as a blonde bundle of joy who always has a huge, beautiful smile on her face.

She is a fun-loving person whose surfing skill matches her spirit, bright, bold, and fast-paced.

Coco Ho: Professional Career

At the age of eight, Coco was sponsored for a surfing event. But her official debut took place at the age of 17 for the ASP Women’s Championship.

After a fantastic amateur career, she got her first big break in the 2009 Championship Tour.

Coco Ho in a chilled mood
Coco Ho in a chilled mood (Source: Instagram)

She even won the Rip Curl Search event in Portugal in the tour and earned the title of Rookie of the Year for coming in fourth place in the world.

Later in the 2013 Tour, she faced a rough start. Although she was racking up the best scores, somehow, she was missing out on the final events.

After facing a brutal loss at Snapper Rocks, Coco went to West OZ, one of her loved waves.

She also participated in her fourth Tour stop in New Zealand and secured second place in Courtney Conlogue.

In 2017 alone, the Hawaii-born Coco came first in three QS events in Portugal, Spain, and Japan, giving her nine entire her career.

Awards and Achievements

Today Coco has won over 25 surfing awards and was voted a top three fan favorite in Surfer Magazine’s Surfer Poll.

She was entitled to the “Rookie of the Year” award in 2009. and came to the 12th position in the top female surfer in the world.

Coco holding the SURFER Poll award
Coco holding the SURFER Poll award

A detailed list of Awards and Achievements;

  • Open Women’s Regional Hawaii Champion- 2005
  • Open Regional Hawaiian Champion and Hawaii Billabong Junior Champion- 2006
  • Triple Crown Rookie of the Year and first place at VQS Championship- 2007
  • US Open Region Junior Pro Champion- 2008
  • WQS 4 Star and supergirl Pro Junior Champion- 2010
  • ASP Pro Junior and World Qualifying Champion- 2011
  • Open of Surf WQS 6 Star and Oceano Santa Catarina Pro WQS 6 Star Champion- 2014

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Coco Ho: Surfing Style and Hobbies

The sense of ease that Coco embraces in her surfing style is well exhibited. Her constant positivity and escalating style allure everyone.

Her surfing style stands as a remarkable example of today’s role model.

When Coco is out of the ocean, she loves to drink a cup of good coffee, listen to music, and hang out with family and close friends.

If she couldn’t be a surfer, her career choice could be a tennis player. In addition, Coco loves to surf wears bikinis, and enjoys dancing.


Besides being a fantastic surfer, The 5’3” Coco is also an excellent actor.  She has mastered the documentary genre, and her fans love to see her in those projects. 

The way she acts in front of the cameras is astonishing, and the directors with whom she worked appreciate her a lot for her performance.

Some of her works are:

  • Six Days in Paradise (2010)- as Alicia McShane
  • Blue Crush (2002)- as Young Anne Marie
  • First Love (2010)- as Self
  • Heart of a Soul Surfer(2007)- as Herself
  • Leave a Message (2011)- as herself
  • She is The Ocean (2018)- as Herself

Coco Ho: Relationship

Coco Ho is not married yet, but she has been in a relationship with her boyfriend, Mark McMorris, for a long time. The couple has been dating since 2013.

McMorris is a Canadian snowboarder. During the couple’s first encounters at the X Games, both felt the connection, exchanged phone numbers, and slowly started seeing each other.

Beautiful couple, Coco Ho and Mark McMorris
Beautiful couple, Coco Ho and Mark McMorris

Both Coco and Mark are seen cheering each other up during their games. Also, they spend quality time on a fancy vacation.

Once Coco did a naked surfing photoshoot with ESPN, The Magazine. The photo shoot created a stir, and people assumed her boyfriend, Mark, might have a problem with that. But all of it was just a rumor, and the couple is still going strong.

Coco Ho: Net Worth

As of 2021, Coco has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. A notable portion of her wealth comes from tours and winning games.

According to World Surf League, she has an overall career winning worth $781,575.

Besides games, she has several sponsorship deals and endorsements. Ho earned her first sponsor at the age of eight.

Currently, Coco is in contract with various sponsors like Volcom, Nike, Mayhem, Swatch, Beats by Dr. Dre, and many more.

Furthermore, she owns Audi S5, which costs $54,600.

Charity Work

Coco has been involved in various charity works as well. She donates some portion of her wealth to needy people.

She is involved in the Boys and Girls Club organization in Hawaii, where she gives her time.

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Coco Ho: Social Media Presence

Hawaiian surfer is active on social media platforms and shares some portion of her life with fans and well-wishers.

In addition to massive support from friends and family, Coco has an enormous fan base. Her positivity and bubbly personality attract everyone.

The elite surfer is a proud owner of millions of fans. She shares some cool pictures of her surfing, cute photos with her boyfriend Mark, and some hot & bold pictures of her own.

On Instagram, Coco has 691k followers. Her Instagram handle is code for “hugs and kisses.” 

On Twitter, she has 130.8k followers. She tweets about sponsorships projects & brands, surfing videos, and other memorable stuff of her life. She also has her own website.

(Note: The number of followers on her Instagram and Twitter is determined as of December 2021.)

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Who is Coco Ho’s Boyfriend?

Coco Ho’s boyfriend, Mark McMorris, is a professional Canadian Snowboarder and a competent at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

The couple has been in a relationship for nearly eight years. She calls him Sparky.

How many relationships did Coco have before Mark McMorris?

Before Mark, Coco had a relationship with John Florence. She was eighteen years while dating John, so the relationship was like a high school romance.

Moreover, John was rec recently titled the 2017 World Surf League Men’s Champion.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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