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.
Tandem Surfing fun!
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".
Leopard duo short movie
Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia
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.
Remote controlled quadri-copter camera views
Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
Above: Lily and Fred perform a "Keaulana" lift for the Totally Wild TV show, filmed by a remote controlled quadri-copter GoPro camera!
A new tandem lift called "Lollipop"!
Lily and Fred are doing a "Lollipop" lift.
A few years ago, Lily from France and Krystl from Hawaii have both published practice pictures of this new move called "Lollipop". It has to be made after an "High swan". In March 2014, Lily had a video of it performed in the water at the Noosa Festival of Surfing! Every time that a new lift is taken on picture or video is a very exciting one. The tandem couples are creating original moves all the time, from circus, ballet or ice skating inspirations.