On June 20, 2015, Visit Huntington Beach lead the charge to break two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier for 'Most people riding a surfboard' on the world's 'Largest Surfboard'.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS provided the following guidelines and official rules in order to break these world records:
The original world record setting surfboard was 39.3 feet long, 9.8 feet wide, and 11.8 inches thick. It was designed by Australian shaper Nev Hyman and took four shapers 60 days to build. The surfboard used on June 20, 2015 is 42 feet long, 11 feet wide, and 16 inches thick.
The record for most riders riding a single surfboard is 47 and was set on March 5, 2005 in Queensland, Australia during the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Huntington Beach broke this record during the 2005 US Open of Surfing, with 60 people riding the same surfboard. Unfortunately, the event did not have an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator present, making the record unofficial. Rest assured, there was an official adjudicator present on June 20, 2015 as we broke both our unofficial world record and the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS!