Riding the waves: acrobatic couple perform incredible stunts while surfing waves
It takes a lot of skill to surf a wave normally on a surfboard , but to hold different shapes in the air on the shoulders of a partner is even more challenging.
That is what talented pair Lauren Oiye and Chuck Inman were caught doing while taking part in the Tandem Surfing competitions in Waikiki.
Unlike the average surfing competition, Lauren and Chuck combine the balance needed to even stand up on a surfboard, with the strength needed to hold up various gymnastic poses.
The dash-cams have captured the intricate manoeuvres Lauren has to make to get in to the shapes above Chuck in the air at break taking angles.
The two friends have a remarkable bond, with the video showing their impeccable timing to synchronise with each other to get into these poses.
After winning the 2012 ITSA World Tandem Tour Title and 2012 ISA World Championship Title, they started pushing the limits of the sport, and themselves.
They said: “We attempted to create lifts that have never been done before. This year we are so excited that many of those lifts we have created will be scored on the new lift chart.
“It’s just so much fun. It definitely takes a lot of trust on both of us of each other. It’s like nothing we could explain.
“Every wave is different and the way we surf it and the lifts we put up are always different. It’s such a thrill!”
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