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Sunday, 26 January 2014
At least 200 Aussies try to ride 1 wave for world record attempt
At least 200 Aussie surfers were in the water for the attempt on the world record for ‘the most surfers riding the same wave’. This took place on Sunday (26 Jan. 2014) the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Only just over 80 surfers succeeded in riding a single wave.
The attempt started at 9am with a plan for five attempts over an hour. Men women and children were riding the waves as over 2,000 people look on. It was a sunny day, mild 23 degrees Celsius, good surf conditions. The proceedings were monitored and recorded from the air by the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue helicopter. The current official record is 110 people established in Cape Town, South Africa in 2009.
The goal of the world record attempt was to raise funds for new equipment and improved facilities for the Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club. It was also to assist in keeping the South Coast Westpac Lifesaver Rescue helicopter in the air and within the local region.
Speaking about this event organiser Glenn Hall of Surf the Bay Surf School said “We wanted to bring the record to Australian soil. More significant we wanted to put our small but wonderful town of Broulee on the map. And what better day to attempt this major event than Australia Day 2014!”
The event was organised by Surf the Bay Surf School in partnership with Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club.