[TANDEM] UWL partenaire du WOLRD TITLE TANDEM SURFING à Waikiki Beach

UWL soutient pour la deuxième année la compétition la plus importante du monde pour ce qui est du tandem sur le mytique plage de Waikiki à Hawaii.
Dos au Duke, notre couple de riders Rico & Sarah sont plus que motivé cette année pour remporter le titre !

La news est en anglais mais resume bien  l’évènement. (si besoins je vous le traduis)

The World Title of Tandem Surfing will feature a mix of youth and experience, and traditional hoists and contemporary styles. Surfers competing in the World Title of Tandem Surfing range in age from 19 years (Sarah Burel, France, who partners with Rico Leroy), to 54 years (Blanche Benson, Hawaii, who will partner with David Vierra).

In all, a dozen teams from Hawaii, France, Australia, Brazil, Florida and California will compete, including defending world tandem champions Brian Keaulana & Kathy Terada, of Makaha.

“We are stoked to have the best teams in the world back here in Waikiki, the birthplace of modern tandem,” said Bear Woznick, co-founder of the ITSA and currently ranked third on the World Tandem Tour. “Twice as many teams surf in this elite sport today than did 18 months ago when Rico Leroy and I first called for last year’s world title.

“Tandem surfing stuns everyone who sees it, whether they surf or not. It’s big, it’s visual, it’s daring, and it’s beautiful.”

Along with the competition, there will also be tandem clinics, open to the public, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, August 22nd through August 25th at Waikiki Beach. Evening events will include autograph sessions with the original ‘Gidget’, as well as a Hall of Fame party at Tsunami’s Waikiki (7 p.m., Aug. 23); a luau (Aug. 24); and an awards ceremony and tandem surfing movie at Sunset on the Beach (7 p.m., Aug. 25).

Vivement Waikiki pour nos riders Rico et Sarah !!! Car ils ont faim du titre depuis l’année dernière…