Arabesque tandem surfing lift at Makaha - Photo taken by Tara Kaberri
We are in Hawaii!! 3 weeks of holidays in paradise with awesome waves to surf. So far, we have spent the first 10 days in the stunning Makaha beach on the West side, tandem surfing every day on very fun waves. Only one day was small and inconsistent: the day when we participated to a tandem surfing contest organized by ITSA.
We trained hard for weeks before this event, improving our lift range and our surfing. Unfortunately, the size of the waves for the qualifying heats didn't give us the opportunity to have good surfing scores. We ended up 5th out of 16 teams. The final was the following day with big surf and the winners, Kalani and Krystl performed an incredible act: very high lifts on huge and bumpy waves! Chuck and Lauren, second of the competition, caught impressive waves as well and we can't stop thinking about this massive drop at the last minute of the heat.
Kalani and Krystl are doing a Split Acro lift on the inside section!
Chuck and Lauren are riding a tsunami!
We would have loved being part of this final, but our free surf after event were the most fun and magical time of the trip <3. Now we have moved to the North Shore and we will keep surfing!
Thanks again to all our community who helped us training and getting ready to ride the beautiful Hawaiian waves! Stay tuned on the www.nalu-surf.com website were we will post photos and videos soon.
Fred and Lily. Follow us on Instagram! @acrosurfnalu
(M)Ocean for the Bleach festival
Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia
Famous Australian surf writer Tim Baker organized an historical surf exhibition with live music at Burleigh Heads. He invited great surfers to ride on rare surfboards from the biggest collection of Australia. Rusty Miller, Dave Rastovitch, Rabbit Bartholomew, Leah Dawson to name a few, surfed along with Fred and Lily.
2015 Noosa festival
Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia
Fun waves again this year for the Noosa festival of surfing. The tandem surfing exhibitions on the first Sunday and the finals day (Saturday the 14th of March) were the opportunity to entertain the spectators with graceful acrobatic surfing moves.
On the first exhibition, local couples Jesse and Jessica, Shane and Angela, Javier and Denise, Fred and Lily caught fun tiny waves in front of a massive crowd.
On the finals day, two tandem couples took part of the Legends exhibition: the Hawaiian couple Chuck and Lauren with Fred and Lily surfed waist high perfect peeling waves along with Joel Tudor and Simon Anderson.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
With the Cricks Noosa Festival of Surfing documentary 8 Days of Pure Stoke about to hit the airwaves, Panga Productions has released the first short “webisode” from the show, It Takes Two To Tandem, with Layne Beachley.
Leopard duo short movie
Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia
Tandem Surfing fun!
Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia
Above: Lily and Fred perform an "Arm to arm" lift at the 2014 Noosa festival of surfing.
The annual Noosa Festival of Surfing featured two Tandem Surfing exhibitions on nice and clean knee to head high waves. The local couples showcased their talent and moves for the joy of thousands of spectators, on the opening and the final day of the competition.
This year, Fred and Lily from Kings Beach, Sunshine Coast, came with their friends and performed their favorite lifts: "Arm to Arm", "Attitude", "Arabesque". Jesse and Jessica, regulars of the festival since 2011, made a nice "Keaulana" and other moves. The young April and her shortboard coach, Ben "Silky", from the Windansea Boardriders of Caloundra, caught clean and fast waves, with a very graceful "Nalu" lift. They only had a couple of practice sessions before the event, and the smile on their faces while riding together First Point shown how much fun they got! The big surprise of this year was the uncommon Harry & Harry best mates couple who surfed peeling waves on a 12 foot long single fin cruiser (shaped by Thomas Surfboards), wearing leopard, tight, office shoes and helmet. Their original moves "Head stand wheelbarrow" or "Koala backpack" were well tuned, and incredibly funny! This comedy act got filmed and edited for the short movie "Puddle Neptune 2".
A young brother and sister tandem surf on TV!
Caloundra, QLD, Australia
Above: Caleb and Lily after the tandem ride.
Caleb and Lily, from the Sunny Coast in Australia, were the main attention of the Tandem surfing special Totally Wild tv show this Winter. Aged 10 and 12, the sister and brother like to tandem surf little waves in Summer and learn new lifts from Fred and Lily. The TV Show was a great way to promote the fun of the sport of Tandem Surfing, and having original remote controlled quadri-copter camera views of their rides!> Watch the Episode on Ten Play
A Surfing movie with Tandem and Alaia!
France and Australia
Romain Juchereau is a young French surf movie maker and photographer, and he likes tandem. All classic surf movies include a tandem part, but for some reasons it became very rare to see any couple in the recent years productions. The "Behind the tide" documentary talks about all diverse actors and creative people in the surfing world. The film maker has filmed Fred Branger, from Nalu assoc., riding his finless wooden boards and tandem surfing with his wife Lily.> Watch the movie trailer
Kiwi Surf Festival
le KIWI SURF FESTIVAL vous fait vivre un évènement unique regroupant une compétition nationale et internationale de Surf Tandem, Longboard et Stand Up Paddle.