Tubular! 66 surfers set world record for most people on one surfboard

Entertainment
SurfsUp_103238

Sixty-six surfers exalt as they set a Guinness World Record Saturday for most riders on a board. They cruise to shore on an 1,100-pound, 42-foot board in Huntington Beach. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: – Photo by MINDY SCHAUER, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – shot: 062015 surfrecord.0621 Two world record attempts – most surfers riding on a board […]

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Sixty-six surfers have set a world record for most people riding a board at once.

Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom built, 42-foot board off Huntington Beach on Saturday.

The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1MVDajG) the 66 surfers rode a wave for 12 seconds. They broke the previous record set in Queensland, Australia, about a decade ago when 47 surfers rode a wave for 10 seconds.

About 5,000 spectators crowded the sand and the Huntington Beach pier to watch the attempt.

Guinness World Record adjudicator Michael Empric said a separate record for whether the 1,300-pound board is the world’s largest will take a few days to determine.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories