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66 surfers set record for most people riding a board at once

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago June 22, 2015 Jun 22, 2015 Monday, June 22 2015 June 22, 2015 10:38 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - 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.

Image: abc7.com

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