Bradah Mel's Waterman Champs
SeaHawaii Tandem Surfing Champs
Makaha, Oahu Hawaii
5 - 6 December 2015
Tandem Surfing Championships run at Makaha
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 December, 2015 - Kauai surfers Kalani Vierra & Krystl Apeles surfed 2 to 10 foot surf at Makaha during Bradah Mels Waterman Championships to win the prestigious SeaHawaii Tandem Surfing World Champions title
The scoring combines surfing scores and execution of lifts. In the final they preformed an arabesque, flat, acro and split acro on their winning wave. They were able to max out their lift score twice and were the only team to do so in the tricky Makaha conditions.
"I am very happy and stoked, it was a long year, we trained hard and we surfed all types of conditions so I am happy with our result", said Vierra. "The wave is a long right hander so it is a really good wave, a long ride so your able to have a lot of poses".
" We had a game plan", explained Krystl. "It was plan a and plan b and we were able to execute but sometimes you can not plan", Krystl laughed.
The event was two days and started with a swell coming up very slowly, next day Makaha was ten feet, so competitors dealt with a variety of conditions. Teams qualified from all around the world. Results Follow:
1st Kalani Vierra & Krystl Apeles (HAW)
2nd Chuck Inman & Lauren Oiye (HAW)
3rd Rico Leroy & Sarah Burel (FRA)
4th Leleo Kinimaka & Megan Talibis (HAW)