The best Guinness World Records in windsurfing

Windsurfing
Björn Dunkerbeck: he built a museum for all his titles

Windsurfing has earned a well-respected spot in the Guinness World Records, with quite an extensive number of unexpected entries.

The Guinness World Records is a widely-recognized authority on record-breaking achievement, but it does not contemplate all windsurfing records.

Nevertheless, we found some curious facts and figures.

So, what's officially amazing in the outstanding world of numbers, stunts, and rare features?

Windsurfing at the Highest Latitude

Gerard-Jan Daniel Goekoop, from the Holland, sailed alongside the pack-ice of the Arctic Ocean at 80º 40.3' N., 13º 43' E, north of the Spitsbergen archipelago, on July 14, 1985.

He was the doctor of the Dutch expedition ship "Plancius."

The longest Windsurfing Wave

Camille Juban sailed one wave for 7 minutes and 3 seconds, at Chicama, Peru, on August 19, 2013.

The Oldest Windsurfer

Otto Comanos, from Australia, was born on November 16, 1913, in Greece.

After retiring in 1986, he started windsurfing and sailed two to three times a week, in and around the lakes of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Flavio Jardim and Diogo Guerreiro: he had another windsurfboard for carrying their luggage

The Longest Windsurfing Journey

Brazilian windsurfers Flavio Jardim and Diogo Guerreiro sailed from Chui to Oiapoque, along the Brazilian coast, for 8,120 kilometers (5,045 miles), from May 17, 2004, to July 18, 2005, as part of the Blue Destination Expedition.

The Greatest Distance in Flat Water for a Day

Simon Kloostra sailed 311 kilometers (193.25 miles), between 9 am and 8 pm, at Gouzee Lake, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, on April 30, 2007.

Lancelin Ocean Classic Windsurfing Marathon: when short races are not enough

The Longest Windsurfing Marathon

The record for the longest windsurfing marathon is 71 hours and 30 minutes and was set by Sergiy Naidych, from Ukraine, at Radyschev Lake, Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, between June 6-9, 2003.

The Longest Windsurf Race

The longest windsurf race is the Lancelin Ocean Classic Windsurfing Marathon, held annually in Lancelin, Australia.

The course measured 25.62 kilometers (15.92 miles) on January 12, 2008.

The Most PWA World Championship Titles

Björn Dunkerbeck, from Switzerland, has conquered 41 PWA World Championship titles between 1988 and 2001.

The Swiss won 12 PWA Overall World Championships, 10 PWA Slalom World Championships, five PWA Race World Championships, four PWA Racing World Championships, seven PWA Wave World Championships, one PWA Freestyle World Championships, and one PWA Speed World Championships.

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