Back in August we brought you news that a South African surfer by the name of Josh Enslin was preparing to attempt an unusual Guinness World Record by surfing for 30 hours straight. We are pleased to be able to report that Josh took on the challenge over the weekend and now holds the record for the longest ever surf session with an astounding 30 hours and 11 minutes completed.
Josh, who was raising money for underprivileged surfers, animal welfare, street children and a children’s home, rode 455 waves during his marathon session, which equates to a wave on average every 4 minutes. During the attempt, Josh not only battled the cold weather and strong winds, he also suffered from arc eye which left him temporarily blind in one eye midway through the session.
In the video below, captured before, during and after the challenge, Josh explains the rules that were set by Guinness and how he had to remain active throughout the challenge. It is hard to imagine the mental strength needed to take on this challenge and how tired Josh must have felt afterwards, but the clip shows that Josh didn’t shy away from the challenge and wasn’t just jumping up and riding the waves but was committing to tricks and power manoeuvres throughout.
We would like to congratulate Josh on his gutsy world record and please feel free to comment and leave your thoughts in the section below.