HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBS SF) — How many surfers does it take to break the world record for riding the world’s longest surfboard?
That is, if they can all hang on to a 39-foot long, 9-foot wide board without wiping out.
It might just happen this summer in Huntington Beach, California aka Surf City USA. Sixty professional surfers are going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “The Most People Riding a Surfboard at Once” on the “World’s Largest Surfboard.”
— Huntington Beach (@HB_Surf_City) May 12, 2015
The massive board is the length of 2 or 3 full-size cars and 16 inches thick. It was built in Rhode Island and transported to California where it was assembled and painted using forklifts, a trailer and a crane.
The current record of 47 surfers was set in 2005, in Australia. That board was 39 feet 4 inches long.
In order to break the Aussie record, all 60 surfers will have to ride a huge wave for at least 10 seconds.
The epic #BIGBOARDHB ride will happen (or not!) June 20, at the Huntington Beach Pier.
Here’s a video of the Guiness World Record holders.