A bizarre Guiness World Record has been broken at Nobbys Beach in Newcastle Australia, when local surfers gathered and laid a total of 608 surfboards end to end to create a surfboard chain 1.13km long! The world record attempt was part of this years Surfest festival, and the organisers were trying to beat the existing record of 398 surfboards, which was previously achieved at Port Noarlunga Beach in Adelaide last year.
The surfers of Newcastle turned out in their droves and easily smashed the record by snaking their boards up and down Nobbys beach and it was an event that attracted support from people of all ages. The organisers were originally aiming to form a chain of 500 boards, but this was soon surpassed with a wide variety of wave riding equipment including SUP’s, short boards, kneeboards and longboards.
A video by Power Creative of the event unfolding and subsequently being confirmed is embedded below and it looks like the day was a lot of fun for all involved. Were you part of this unusual world record and do you think your local beach could beat it?