How to Tandem Surf
Living on the beach in Waikiki has given Bear the opportunity to teach more tandem teams then probably everyone else in the world combined. He has coached many world champions and in fact is a two masters world champion himself. “The key to being a good coach is to teach people the easiest way to do the lifts. Later on they can learn to do them in a more high performance or more beautiful way and develop their own art, but initially I teach how to do it the easy way so that the fun in the sun factor is as high as possible as soon as possible.”
Because he has coached over a hundred teams and tandem surfed with over a thousand surf girls, he says “I pretty much have made every mistake possible and in time learned the easy way to fix them.”
These videos shows how to do forty five different lifts on land and on the waves.