Surfers in South Africa claim world record for most boarders riding single wave

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London, Oct 6 (ANI): Surfers in South Africa have laid claims to setting a new world record for the most boarders riding a single wave.

The current Guinness World Record of 100 surfers is said to have been broken by at least 103 surfers surfing a wave at the Earthwave beach festival in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa.

The previous record had been set at a previous Earthwave festival, in Santos in Brazil.

"We estimated that there were more than 120 surfers on the fifth of the seven waves surfed at Muizenberg during Earthwave," the Telegraph quoted Paul Botha of Kahuna Promotions, the founders of the event, as telling globalsurfnews.com.

"However, the photographic evidence we have so far shows that there were 103 on the same wave, which is enough to overtake the record.

"We are still waiting for more images and video footage that we will submit to the Guinness World Record organisation in London to have the record ratified," he stated.

The record attempt was blessed with ideal conditions of sunshine, light breeze and moderate waves, as 443 surfers joined forces to make the record.

Earthwave festival is described as "a global environmental initiative" intended to promote climate change awareness and sustainable lifestyle choices. (ANI)

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