Tiago Pires and friends set a new Guinness World Record

Three hundred and forty-four beginners broke the Guinness World Record for the world's largest surfing lesson, in Fonte Da Telha, Portugal.

The event was organized by former Championship Tour surfer, Tiago Pires, and raised funds for Nariz Vermelho, a non-governmental organization that brings clowns to sick children.

"I'm speechless for what happened today! Here it is! A new Guinness World Record and, above all, a very well spent day, full of good energy and lots of smiles!" expressed the Portuguese pro surfer.

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One wave, eight tubes: Koa Smith experiences Skeleton Bay

Koa Smith is absolutely stoked. The pro surfer from Kauai rode an endless dream wave in the heart of Africa. Where? You know where.

It is probably the wave of a lifetime. Smith couldn't believe what he was experiencing, and his point-of-view camera doesn't lie either.

Can you imagine surfing a natural wave for two minutes, scoring eight barrels, and traveling a total distance of around a mile (1.5 kilometers)?

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15 cool surf vans for your surf trips

Are you embarking on a surf trip? Do you plan to explore the world's best surf breaks in a surf van? Take a look at some of the coolest - and most practical - models customized explicitly for surfers.

Whether you're buying, renting or building a surf van, you've got to get what you need to make it an unforgettable experience. Because surf trips are adventures that will remain in our memories for the rest of our life.

Depending on the level of comfort you demand, there are options and extras for all tastes. You may need air conditioning, a compact kitchen, a small shower, a double bed or an inside surfboard rack.

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Johan De Goede has taken out the 2018 Digicape Tand Invitational. The legendary event got underway in pumping eight-to-ten-foot waves in Cape Town, South Africa.

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