Cape Town surfers fail to break World Record

Cape Town surfers fell short in their attempt to break the world record of the most surfers riding the same wave.

84 surfers rode the same wave at Muizenberg today, 30 September 2012 – short of the Guinness World Record of 110 set at Earthwave 2009. Photo: Pierre Marqua / Earthwave 

Despite ideal conditions and enthusiastic support of a packed Muizenberg beach, surfers  failed to break the Guinness World Record.

This was the highlight event of the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival. More than 300 surfers of every age and ability paddled out in brilliant sunshine with a gentle offshore breeze and waist to shoulder high waves. Expectations were high of beating the record of 110 set at Earthwave 2009. After an hour and seven attempts the best tally posted on the day was 84.

Despite this disappointment, there was good news in that champions were crowned in provincial schools and longboard surfing and, for the first time in this country, in tandem surfing. There was also a touch rugby tournament, a stand up paddle (SUP) race to Kalk Bay and back and an attempt to set a world record for the longest line of surfboards on a beach’.


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