66 surfers on a 42-foot surfboard break record in Huntington Beach

June 22, 2015 | Surfing
Huntington Beach: a ride for the Guinness World Record | Photo: Surf City USA

Sixty-six surfers have set a new Guinness World Record for the most people riding a surfboard at once, in Huntington Beach, California.

The 1,300 pound, 42-foot surfboard performed brilliantly, as 66 surfing enthusiasts climbed on the giant custom-made platform to set, at least, a new Guinness World Record.

"You guys were officially amazing. Welcome to the Guinness world record holder family," shouted Michael Empric, adjudicator for Guinness World Records.

Huntington Beach: 66 surfers on a 42-foot surfboard

The tricky stunt attracted more than 5,000 spectators to Surf City USA. All 66 surfers rode the wave for 12 seconds, beating the previous mark by adding two seconds and 19 wave riders to the Australian record.

The 16-inch-thick fiberglass board was designed by Nev Hyman and cut by mouldCAM. It took 72 bars of wax to get it ready for action.

Guinness World Records will also determine if the epic plank is also the "world's largest surfboard."