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Glassing the Board
Glassing is the step in which layers of fiberglass are applied to the surfboard. Typically 3 layers are applied to the surfboard. The application of the fiberglass cloth is what gives the board its strength and waterproofing.
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The Big Board is being built like any other surfboard, just on a (much) larger scale.
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A wooden stringer is used to connect the two foam halves.
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The Big Board weighs 1,113 pounds and was engineered to safely float 22,000 pounds of weight.
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In order to glass both sides of our gigantic board, we needed to flip the Big Board using a lift.
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Over 400 gallons of resin were used to glass the Big Board.
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Chiron Stewart of MAC Glassing in Newport Beach applies a layer of fiberglass cloth and resin to the Big Board.
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Guinness World Records guidelines state that the board used for the attempt must be a scaled up version of a traditional surfboard and be made of the same materials.
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Huntington Beach's record-breaking board is 42' 1/4'' long, 11' 1'' wide and 16'' thick.