Tandem Surfing Couples Are The Definition Of #RelationshipGoals

Surfing and romance, it turns out, go hand in hand. 

In ancient Hawaii, catching the same wave on separate boards was considered a highly romantic gesture.

According to Ben Finney’s and James D. Houston’s Surfing: A History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport, “Hawaiian legends abound in tales of thwarted and successful love affairs, and surfing played a part in many of them. Great romances could blossom or fade with the rising and falling of the ocean swells.”

As the photos below show, tandem surfing — when two people catch a wave on the same board — can be even more intimate. Being simultaneously in tune with both your sweetheart and the ocean is as exhilarating as it is picture perfect.

So next time a dinner and movie just isn’t cutting it, grab a (very big) board and float out into the waves with your love.

A photo posted by Guy Takayama Surfboards (@takayamasurf) on Jul 17, 2015 at 9:26am PDT

A photo posted by Tor Johnson (@tor.johnson.photography) on Aug 10, 2015 at 2:34pm PDT

A photo posted by Fred Lily Branger Tandemsurf (@acrosurfnalu) on Aug 19, 2015 at 2:21am PDT

A photo posted by theenchantedlife (@theenchantedlife) on Jan 4, 2015 at 12:08am PST

A photo posted by honolua_surfco (@honolua_surfco) on May 8, 2015 at 9:24am PDT

A photo posted by Kayla Bell (@bell_kayla) on Jul 27, 2015 at 8:17pm PDT

A photo posted by Sarah Burel

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