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How 66 surfers on one 1,300-pound board set a Guinness Record

How 66 surfers on one 1,300-pound board set a Guinness Record

Surfing history was made in Huntington Beach this weekend. On Saturday, 66 surfers rode a giant 1,300-pound board, setting a world record for the most people to ride a surfboard. At least in the eyes of Guinness World Records. "Today you had 66 people – that's a new Guinness world record," Michael Empric of Guinness told the surfers and the thousands in the crowd. "Welcome to the Guinness world record holder family." How did the huge surfboard come together? The fiberglass board, designed by Australian board maker Nev Hyman and cut by Rhode Island-based engineering company MouldCAM, measures 421/4 feet long, 11 feet 1 inch wide and 16 inches thick. It...

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