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Surfers Squeeze onto a Really Longboard to Break Record

Image: Sixty six surfers from Huntington Beach ride the world's largest surfboard
Sixty six surfers from Huntington Beach ride the world's largest surfboard as they break the 'Guinness Book of Records' record for the largest number of surfers ever to ride a wave on a single surfboard, at Huntington Beach, California on June 20, 2015. The previous record was 47 and the board was towed into the wave by jet skis before being released to surf a wave for a minimum of 10 seconds under its own momentum. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images MARK RALSTON / AFP - Getty Images

Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom built, 42-foot board off Huntington Beach on Saturday.

Sixty-six surfers have set a world record for most people riding a board at once.

Image: A surfboard is waxed as sixty six surfers from Huntington Beach prepare to break the 'Guinness Book of Records' record
A surfboard is waxed as the surfers prepare to break the 'Guinness Book of Records' record on June 20. MARK RALSTON / AFP - Getty Images

The Orange County Register reports the 66 surfers rode a wave for 12 seconds. They broke the previous record set in Queensland, Australia, about a decade ago when 47 surfers rode a wave for 10 seconds.

About 5,000 spectators crowded the sand and the Huntington Beach pier to watch the attempt.

Guinness World Record adjudicator Michael Empric said a separate record for whether the 1,300-pound board is the world's largest will take a few days to determine.

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