Chuck Inman & Tiffany Rabacal of Waikiki, were crowned the 2011 ITSA World Tandem Champions, reclaiming the crown they originally won in 2008 after winning the ITSA WTT 6* in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Leading the international ratings since their recent win at Oceanside, CA last month and extending their lead at Duke s OceanFest in Waikiki, HI last week, Chuck & Tiffany sealed the deal today closing a great year of performance to claim their second international title.
“I think we had a challenging start to our year, but every contest we learned something to help us get to where we are today. We really had to perform at our best to give ourselves an opportunity to be in contention for the ITSA World Title. Each year the teams get more and more competitive. We had to continue to step up our own level of training to gain an edge on the competition” said Inman about the year leading up to this contest.
After coming close to the international ISA & ITSA crown last year (both 4th), Chuck Inman & Tiffany Rabacal showed determination and talent to pull aheade of the pack in 2011. The Waikiki residents reached the pinnacle of professional Tandem surfing again with wins at WTT 4* Surfing the Nations in Waikiki and WTT 4* Duke s OceanFest in Waikiki, and WTT 4* Oceanside Surf Festival in California and WTT 6 * Cocoa Beach Florida win.
“We re so excited about today’s win and our second world title!” said Rabacal. “We started off a little slow at this contest, but picked up the pace throughout our heats. We knew coming into Cocoa Beach exactly what we needed to do to win and were ecstatic that our training and hard work paid off. This contest was tough with tricky conditions, and we had to really push to do our best knowing how competitive the other teams were.”
Pauly & Krystl s also of Waikiki took second place in the Cocoa Beach event climbing to third place on the ITSA World Tandem Tour Title race after their second place at Duke’s OceanFest in Waikiki, the 2009 ITSA Dream Tour rookies powered their way through the semis before coming short in the Final.
Bear Woznick was specifically stoked about the outcome as both Tiffany and Krystl have been his partners in the past because he taught both Chuck and Pauly to tandem. For more information about tandem surfing go to BearsWave.com.
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BearsWave.Com Tandem Expression Teams Duke OceanFest 2011.
Ten Teams paddled our for Ninety Minutes of tandem surfing. No competition.
No paddle battles. Just sharing waves and having a blast.
Click below to see the video!
August 25, 2011
Duke OceanFest Ten in morning, and one thirty in the afternoon Thursday.
Come and see the best show on tandem surfing ever. Ten teams surfing together
for the pure joy and fun of it. Pauly Chambers told us “Krystl and I train so hard to retain
our world class status but it is so great to just go out and have fun with your friends. I hope
everyone comes and watches and then joins us for the coaching clinics for people want
to learn to tandem.”