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Surfers Squeeze onto a Really Longboard to Break Record

/ Source: Associated Press

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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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