There’s just something about watching people eat shit that is just so damn amusing. Insty pages like the qualified captain, kook slams, kook of the day etc., have amassed millions of followings through the regular posting of humans embarrassing or hurting themselves. Perhaps laughing at the misfortune of others makes you feel human, as though you are not the only one. In the case of Mason Ho, viewing his wipeout reel leaves you somewhat at peace with the fact you fell on a ridiculous amount of takeoff attempts in your last surf. It worked for me, anyway. Actually, on second thought, no, it did not. Even Mason’s wipeouts exhibit more grace than my best top turn. Entertaining, nonetheless.
Edit by Rory Pringle