Most Surfboards Stacked on a Car: surfing invaded the Guinness World Records

Surfing is a sport of records and incredible achievements. The passion and commitment shown by surfers and the power of oceans and Nature have transformed surfing into an extreme sport, quite capable of testing the toughest limits of humans.

The Guinness World Records have an interesting number of stunts and accomplishments that are breathtaking and, sometimes, funny at the same time. Who holds the "Most Wins of the Pro Surfing World Championships"? You might get this one right. Correct, Kelly Slater.

What is the world record for the "Most Surfboards Stacked on a Car"? The famous book says a group of surfers successfully stacked a total of 282 surfboards on top of the car and drove 30.4 meters (100 feet) near Santa Barbara, California, USA. Incredible, isn't it?

What about the "Most People Riding a Surfboard" record? Guinness says 66 surfers simultaneously rode a scaled up surfboard measuring 12.8 meters (42 feet), Huntington Beach, California, on June 20, 2015. The process was not simple, and the giant surfboard carrying all surfers was towed through the water until being released.

Largest Surfboard: there is always room for another surfer

Well, Dale Webster, from USA, must still be tired. He surfed 14,641 consecutive days, starting September 2, 1975. Webster rode at least three waves to shore each time to claim the "Most Consecutive Days Surfing" title. Hard to beat.

Did you know that Donald Dettloff, from USA, owns 647 different surfboards? Well, he holds the record for the "Largest Collection of Surfboards". These planks are stored in his property in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii. The modest surfboard collection is the result of 15 years of investments. Dettloff used the boards to create a fence. Crazy.

Largest Surfboard Collection: you only need 647 surfboards to build a fence

SurferToday reported the record which belongs to Gary Saavedra, from Panama. The national surfing champion confirmed the "Longest Wave Surfed on Open Water": 43.1 miles (66.47 kilometers), on the Panama Canal, in Panama City, on the March 19, 2011.

Garrett McNamara, the Hawaiian big wave charger, owns the record for the "Largest Wave Surfed". The stunt was achieved at Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal, in November 2011, when the Hawaiian surfer rode a 23.7-meter wave face (78 feet).

The "Longest Surfboard" was shaped by Epic Big Board Ride, in Huntington Beach, and it is 12.83 meters (42 feet) long, 3.37 meters (11 feet) wide and 41 centimeters (1.4 feet) thick.

James Cotton is a lucky man. The Australian surfer has enjoyed the "Longest Surfing Ride on a River Bore", after traveling, literally, 17.2 kilometers (10.6 miles) on the Kampar River, Sumatra, Indonesia, on March 10, 2016.

Longest Surfing Ride on a River Bore: James Cotton (middle) surfed 10.6 miles

Josh Enslin should be tired, too. He has completed the "Longest Surfing Marathon", which lasted 30 hours and 11 minutes, at Pollock Beach, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa., in November 2015.

Now, for a quick surf quiz. Who was the "First Person to Score Two Perfect-10 Rides in Surfing", in the same heat? The correct answer is Kelly Slater, during the final of the 2005 Billabong Tahiti Pro, in Teahupoo. The Floridian surfer scored 20 points out of a possible two-wave total of 20 points. Impressive.

Last question: what is the "Fastest Speed for a Surfboard Towed by a Car"? Layne Beachley got ticketed for driving a surfboard at 78.26 km/h (48.62 mph), at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, NSW, Australia, on 21st March 2011.