‘Most surfers riding the same wave’ event today

Ideal conditions are expected today for the attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’.

Organisers of the 2012 BOS Earthwave Beach Festival are quietly confident that a new Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ will be set at the festival today. The current record is 110 shown here at Earthwave 2009.
Photo: Craig Parker / Earthwave

This is the highlight of the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg, Cape Town, when hundreds of local surfers will paddle out to try to break the current record of 110 that was set  here in 2009. 

Light offshore winds and long lines of waist to chest high waves are predicted  for the record breking attempt 

The attempt on the Guinness World Record starts with registration from 10 am before the surfers line-up on the beach for final instructions at 12.30 pm and enter the water at 1 pm. The event lasts for an hour or until eight waves have been surfed and participants have to catch the designated waves and stand up and ride for five seconds to be counted.

 The festival concludes with the after-party of the year at the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay on Sunday evening where comedian Mark Sampson, SA’s funniest surfer, will auction items such as a custom shortboard from Natural Curve, three-day stay for two at Antelope Park in Zimbabwe, BOS fridge, Derevko wetsuit, Sector 9 skateboard, hamper of skincare products from MichaelGamePlan and a super health pack from OTC Pharma.

 There will also be live music from Paul & Stef and the official results of the Guinness World Record attempt, based on photographic evidence, will be announced.


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