Surfers Hit the Waves for the World Record
Event raises money for Special Olympics
After 16 attempts and more than an hour and a half in the water, 40 surfers
unofficially broke the world record for the most surfers on the same wave at the same time.
The existing mark, recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records, was set in Australia with
38 surfers in 2002.
"Turn your boards toward the beach and get ready. I see a set approaching....Party wave!"
The goal of the event was to raise money for Special Olympics North San Diego and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the San Diego Surfing Academy.
Pro-surfing judges John Reinhardt, George Beard and Tim Carter attended the event and are expected to sign affidavits stating the veracity of the record. A DVD comprising video footage of the event and paperwork will be sent back to Guinness, and Weber said he hopes to receive confirmation of the record within the next several weeks.