Surf champion donates $10K to his North Shore elementary school

Principal Bernadette Tyrell, Mason Ho and vice principal Teresann Taua with Sunset Beach Elementary students (Courtesy photo)

Professional surfer Mason Ho is giving back to his elementary school in a big way.

The Clif Bar Overall Performance Award winner presented Sunset Beach Elementary School with a $10,000 check last Friday.

As part of his winnings, the Haleiwa native got to donate the money to a non-profit of his choice.

The money will be used to support various programs and activities at the 470-student school.

“On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of Sunset Beach Elementary School, we would like to send a huge mahalo to Mason for his generous donation,” said principal Bernadette Tyrell.

The OPA is given to the surfer who demonstrates outstanding skill, courage and style while consistently riding the most challenging waves on the North Shore during the Wave of the Winter contest period from winter 2014-2015.

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