Kalani Vierra & Krystl Apeles


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2017 World Tandem Tour

  • Ambassadors- Noosa, Australia - Noosa Surf Festival / March
  • 1st - Turtlebay, Hawaii - Tandemonium/ March
  • 1st - Waikiki, Hawaii- John Pops Achoy / June
  • 1st - Waikiki, Hawaii - Dukesoceanfest Tandem World Championship / August

2016 World Tandem Tour

  • 1st - Waikiki, Hawaii - Dukesoceanfest / August
  • 2nd - Biscarosse, France- Kiwi Surf Tandem World Championship/ July

2015 World Tandem Tour

  • 1st - Makaha, Hawaii - SEAHAWAII Tandem World Championship at Braddah Mel's / December
  • 2nd- Waikiki, Hawaii - Dukesoceanfest / August
  • Ambassadors - New Zealand - Ultimate Waterman/ March
  • 3rd - Makaha, Hawaii - Buffalo Surfing Classic / February
  • Ambassadors -Manly, Australia - January

2014 World Tandem Tour

  • 1st- Makaha, Hawaii/1* Braddah Mel's/December
  • 1st- Waikiki, Hawaii/ 1* Duke Ocean Festival/ August

Photo Shoots / Commercials

We are available for photo shoots and film upon request.  

Please email aloha@pukasurf.com with details of your request.

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tandemsurfhawaii

Instagram: @tandem_surfing

Photo credits: Allen Mozo, Surf Shooter, Jerry Jaramillo, Gary Peters, Atilla Jobbagyi, Pete Hodgson

Team Biography

Kalani Vierra 

"The ocean keeps me spiritually, mentally, and physically in tune."

Born and raised on the Island of Kauai.  Surrounded by water he has loved the ocean from a young age. He is a professional surfer, paddler, waterman, and ocean rescue professional.  Kalani wants to be a role model for our youths and continue to promote water safety worldwide.  He would also like to travel spreading the art of tandem surfing and sharing the ALOHA spirit as Duke Kahanamoku would.

  • 2004 Eddie Aikau Waterman of the Year
  • 2005 Hawaiian Lifeguard Association Waterman of the Year
  • 2007, 2008, 2010 World Tandem Surf Champion
  • 18 year veteran of professional ocean lifeguard
  • Lifeguard Chief of the Kauai Fire Department, Ocean Safety Bureau
  • Owner of private Lifeguard Service- Kauai Water Patrol
  • Elite outrigger canoe paddler winning some top honors
  • Shortboard, longboard, and SUP competitor worldwide with top honors
  • Active jet ski rescue operator/trainer and tow-in surfer



Krystl Apeles

Born and raised on the Island of Kauai.  Krystl feels fortunate to have been given the opportunity to travel and meet so many wonderful people.  She enjoys surfing, sewing, spearfishing, dancing hula/tahitian, and smiling. She is always on the go and hopes to continue exploring the world and sharing the stoke of tandem surfing.

  • 2007 World Masters Tandem World Champion
  • 2009, 2011, 2012 World Tandem Surfing #2 overall
  • 2009 BA Degree Design Merchandise/ Golden Key Honor Society
  • Owner and designer Puka Surf Co. & Stick It up Hi




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