In an effort to ensure the safety of the next generation of big-wave surfers, BWRAG is also partnering with the Gudauskas brothers nonprofit Positive Vibe Warriors to invite selected young surfers to the summit as a scholarship free of charge. “My brothers and I have been a part of BWRAG classes the last couple of years in Hawaii and they have taught us so much that we have actually put to real-life use helping to save friends and fellow big wave surfers,” says Tanner Gudauskas. “It’s such an honor to be able to work in conjunction with BWRAG and help the next generation of young kids who are looking to get involved with water safety in ocean conditions.
Water safety responded after Caio Vaz sustained a bad wipeout and ruptured his hamstring at the recent Cloudbreak swell. “Looking back at this last big-wave session at Cloudbreak, from a safety perspective, it seems like most of the surfers are taking lifesaving seriously,” says Couto. “We had a gold-standard team running water safety in Ryan Hargrave, Kai Garcia and Abe Lerner.
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