As part of the worldwide events held for International Surfing Day the city of Huntington Beach played host to an unusual Guinness World Record attempt. The team behind the ambitious record attempt were trying to not only surf the worlds largest surfboard’ but also trying to set the record for ‘most people riding a surfboard!’
The event was held in ideal conditions in knee high surf and proved to be a real community occasion, with crowds flocking to the beach and lining the pier. The team of surfers attempting to break the record consisted of former pro surfers, members of congress, celebrities and locals and in total 66 surfers successfully rode the giant board.
According to the Surf City USA website, the Guinness World Record for the ‘most people riding a surfboard at once’ was officially broken and the 66 surfers on the board managed an unassisted ride of 12 seconds. It is also likely that the record for the ‘largest surfboard’ was also broken, with the Huntington Beach board measuring in at 42 feet, but we are still waiting confirmation from Guinness World Records at this time. Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric oversaw the world record attempt.
You can see plenty of highlights from what was a truly historic and entertaining day at Huntington Beach, in the Surf City USA video embedded below. Check out the communal board waxing – could that be another record! Congratulations to everyone involved in the world record attempt. Do you wish you could be involved in something like this and can you see the record being broken any time soon?