Robby Naish: the surf marathoner

Robby Naish has surfed the longest wave of his life in Pavones, Costa Rica. The windsurf legend has kicked off a new project with Red Bull to find the longest rides in the world.


Naish managed to link and connect several wave sections to reach a total surfing time of 2m15s in a single ride. That means a total distance of 1.09 kilometres (0.68 miles). Watch the incredible long wave.

The Californian adventurer carried a handheld and portable GPS that measures the length of the ride. He traveled through the rainy fields of Costa Rica to discover solid six-to-8 foot waves in the sets for his experiences.

Naish went out with one of his SUP and was thrilled with the quality of the surf. "It was awesome. Pavones changes a lot with the tide", tells Robby.

"I'm a board rider. It doesn't matter what I'm riding. I try to make the best out of the conditions". Pavones and Boca Barranca are well-known destinations for wave seekers, but the lines were well above world average.

"This was the longest wave I've ever ridden. It's a good start to the project of traveling around the world trying to find the longest ones. Can't wait to come back", told a stoked Naish.

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