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

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Sixty-six surfers have set a world record for most people riding a board at
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.
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