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Setting a World Record at the California Beach with Monster Surfboard


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World Record set with Monster Surfboard at California Beaches


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The world’s largest surfboard arrived at Huntington Beach, California on Tuesday, July 26, making its North American debut.  The 40 foot monster weighs more than 1200 pounds and was built by Australian Nev Hyman. It was successfully ridden into the record books on Australia’s Gold Coast  with 47 surfers catching a ride on the board and a wave. Measuring 10' wide and 12' thick. The monster surfboard is comprised of nearly a half ton of foam, 240 yards of 10-ounce fiberglass and 80 gallons of resin. Due to its weight, 20 to 30 adults are needed to handle what some call a sea vessel or craft.

Costing $35,000 to build, the monster board was shipped to the U.S. on an ocean freighter. A flat-bed truck delivered it to Huntington Beach in Southern California, where a crane hoisted the massive short-board replica of a 5’11’ model onto its temporary platform during the early stages of an annual surfing competition, the US Open of Surfing and Beach Games. The board was unveiled by International Management Group (IMG) Vice President James Leitz.

The world record was set on a Friday, July 29 during the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing, which anchors the Bank of the West Beach Games, and is universally recognized as the world’s largest professional surfing competition. The board was towed into the lineup with a personal watercraft under the supervision of the Huntington Beach Lifeguards and marine safety patrol. Nearly 50 surfers then broke the world record. The actual time was just after 12:10 p.m. following a Surfers' Hall of Fame induction ceremony similar to Grauman's Theatre.

The Big Board’s appearance at the Bank of the West Beach Games signifies the formal launch for the “Wave of Compassion Big Board World Tour.” The yearlong fundraising effort will attempt to raise funds for long-term, life-changing projects and humanitarian organizations including SurfAid International, Inc. and Feed the Children, Inc. Organized by HOPE International Outreach.




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