Surf School Sets New Guinness Record
The record for the largest number of surfers to ride a single wave was set during the celebration of the 25th birthday of an Anglesea Victoria surf school, a few days ago. The previous record was of 110 surfers riding the same wave and it was established three years ago in South Africa. Well, today the record is set at 120 surfers riding the same wave.
Setting the new Guinness world record for the largest number of surfers to ride a single wave was not an easy task. There was a time limit of one hour for the attempt and required an army of workers, wave spotters, on-water group leaders, camera crews and official scrutineers. The event attracted more than 200 riders and it was a success.
Here are a few words from organizer Wes Smith from Go Ride a Wave surfing school: "The new record now stands at 120 following our successful attempt (on Saturday). The rules were simple: All surfers had to ride the same wave in at the same time and stand for at least five seconds while doing so."