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08/28/2015 01:46 pm ET

Tandem Surfing Couples Are The Definition Of #RelationshipGoals

Ride the wave of romance.

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.

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Another day surfing in paradise!

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