Cape Town Surfers Basically Owned Earthwave
With 103 people on one wave, Cape Town surfers have overtaken the record set by Brazil last year at Earthwave! This still needs to be verified by Guinness, but we have basically taken it. This in from Wavescape (First photo courtesy Lee Slabber, on Wavescape):
More than 100 surfers rode a wave at the Earthwave beach festival in Muizenberg, Cape Town on Sunday to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’.
“We estimated that there were more than 120 surfers on the fifth of the seven waves surfed at Muizenberg during Earthwave,’ said Paul Botha of Kahuna Promotions, the founders of the event that leverages the publicity generated by the world record attempt to promote awareness of climate change and sustainable lifestyles.
“However, the photographic evidence we have so far shows that there were 103 on the same wave, which is enough to overtake the record of 100 set by Earthwave Brazil in Santos last year,” Botha added. “We are still waiting for more images and video footage that we will submit to the Guinness World Record organisation in London to have the record ratified.”
In ideal sunshine conditions, a light offshore breeze and small 0.5 to one metre waves, a total of 443 surfers of all ages and abilities registered to try and bring the record back to Cape Town after Brazil had exceeded the 73 on one wave set at Muizenberg in 2006.
Five times the number in the water lined the beachfront cheering every attempt and urging their champions on as they rode the waves for five seconds before being counted, taking part in a host of fun-filled activities and fund-raising initiatives.
Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about! It goes to show, that in Cape Town you can smoke doob all day, work quarter days and still break world records. Deal with it. I took a few small photos just to give you an idea of the number of people in attendance:
Clowns to the left of me…
…jokers to the right…
…here I am, stuck in you…I mean…in the middle with you
I was there and I must say, the turnout was fantastic with me parking all the way in Somerset West, can you believe it? I know, it’s crazy. The crowd was insane and I’m so proud of everyone for breaking the world record! It’s quite relatively mad to be there when something like this happens, it sort of felt like some other world yesterday. I love that surfer lifestyle man!
The crazy thing is that what I did yesterday, I will be doing today. Chilling to the max. Have an awesome day!
I’ll probably catch up later.