Dale Webster takes a break after 14,642 consecutive days of surfing

October 7, 2015 | Surfing
Dale Webster: celebrating four decades of consecutive surfing | Photo: Dale Gilbert

Dale Webster has spent the last four decades (14610 days) surfing every day. Now, he's finally ready to take a break.

If you want to live the dream, go surfing. But if you're interested in breaking the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days spent riding waves, then you'd better start now.

"The Daily Wavester" kicked off his daily surfing campaign on September 3rd, 1975. Since then, whether it's rain or shine, Dale has caught at least three rollers, mainly at Bodega Bay, in Northern California.

"It's just amazing how one day leads to the next. The waves seem to come and answer your thoughts. I didn't really have a career, just different occupations," Dale Webster told The Press Democrat.

Surfing's greatest marathoner had his last consecutive day in the water on October 4th, 2015. Twenty-four hours later he underwent a kidney surgery and was forced to stop for eight weeks.

His friends organized a party, and everyone celebrated Dale Webster's passion for surfing. He will not leave the ocean, but "The Daily Wavester" will now have time to travel, and enjoy his free time.

Dale Webster surfed 14,642 consecutive days. He rode 35 surfboards during storms, and in nearly flat ocean conditions. Will anyone ever beat his record?