Derek Ho was born on September 26, 1964, and from Kailua, Hawaii, U.S.A. He was a Chinese Hawaiian surfer who won the world surfing championship in 1993, on July 17 he passed away at the age of 55.
According to the source, he died of a heart attack on Friday afternoon and the surfer took himself to the hospital, where he fell into a coma and later died.
His fans and family members tributed him on social media. Ho’s friend and fellow pro surfer Jason Magallanes wrote, “I don’t even have any words right now except, baffled. I just surfed with you at the goat island two days ago! We were talking 4 fin designs and placement… I can’t believe I was just with you and now you’re gone, legends never die. You are now with your pops and all the other legends up there in heaven. LOVE U UNKO D. You will be forever my brother.”
Later, Jeremy Flores, suffer wrote “Legend never dies. RIP uncle D. Real soldier of the good vibes. Soldier of the sea. Love you guys. I will remember this vibe always.” Photographer Erik Kabik shared a photo he took of Ho in January 2020, writing, “I captured this image of Derek in January 2020 when he competed in the Volcom pipe pro at Banzai Pipeline on Oahu Hawaii. On this morning there were no waves, so I didn’t get him surfing but I was honored to meet this legend and have a chance to snap a photo of him. He was a true inspiration to many.”
At the age of 29, he won the world surfing championship and he began his career in surfing at the age of just 3.
Furthermore, he was the first Native Hawaiian world champion, talking about his education he graduated from Kailua High School in 1964 and he was a four-time Triple Crown winner.
Also, he was a two-time winner of Pipe Masters, one of the most coveted titles, which he won in 1986 and during his 1993 championship season. His brother Michael was also a pro surfer and Michael won the Triple Crown in 1983 and 1985.
How old was Derek Ho? He born on September 26, 1964, and from Kailua, Hawaii, U.S.A, he was 55 years old during his time of death.
However, there is not much information about his father and mother.
Estimated Net Worth of him is under review. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 78KG.