1 Wave Challenge: 103 surfer riding a single wave at La Jolla Shores

A large group of surfers invaded the coast of La Jolla Shores, in California, with a single goal in mind.

They were more than one hundred, and they wanted to break the Guinness World Record for the most surfers riding the same wave. It was close, but no cigar.

The event held by 1 Wave Challenge gathered 103 surfers in the sunny sands of San Diego, and they all rode a single wave to shore. But, in the end, it was not enough.

Chris Bertish: his SUP craft will help him cross the Atlantic Ocean: Photo: The SUP Crossing

On December 22, 2016, Chris Bertish broke the world record for the longest stand-up paddle (SUP) journey in open ocean waters. But he wants more.

The 42-year-old waterman from South Africa is nearly halfway through the first ever solo, transatlantic SUP crossing. Bertish kicked off his 4,500-mile (7,500 kilometers) adventure in Agadir, Morocco, on December 6, 2016.

He expects to arrive at Antigua, in the Caribbean Sea, around April 2017. However, if possible, Chris Bertish wants to reach the sands of Florida for a complete, coast-to-coast, Atlantic crossing.

Lifesaving: surf instructors and coaches will learn to save lives | Photo: Shutterstock

The International Surfing Association (ISA) will work with the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) to establish standard water safety course and certificate for surf and stand-up paddleboard instructors and coaches.

The world governing body for the sport of surfing teamed up with ILS to design the International Surf and SUP Instructor Aquatic Rescue and Safety Course, a program that will see the light of day in 2017.

The new course will teach water safety, lifesaving, environmental responsibility, and ocean sustainability to surf training professionals. Accredited trainer Jamo Borthwick worked with both organizations and developed the program's content.