Hands down, tandem surfing is one of the most stylish forms of wave riding going, especially when the two participants are totally in tune with each other. Two of the world’s best tandem surfers are Lauren Oiye and Chuck Inman, and a recent video of them in action not only demonstrates their supreme athleticism, but also a series of flawless one-arm lifts and tricks.
Yes, Chuck is a complete beefcake and Lauren can’t weigh much more than a wet pair of board shorts, but the strength, flexibility and balance shown by the pair is phenomenal. Whilst lifting Lauren one handed, Chuck also negotiates his way through the line up and steers the board shoreward, whilst all the while Lauren effortlessly moves from one acrobatic pose to the next.
Lauren and Chuck have their own Facebook page with nearly 9000 followers, who receive regular updates on the pair’s surf sessions and competition appearances and you can check them out and follow them here. You can see the tandem surf masterclass in the video below, Let us know what you think of this unique form of surfing and have you have tried tandem surfing yourself?