66 surfers in Huntington Beach set record for most people on board at once

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Sixty-six surfers have set a world record for most people riding a board at once.

Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom built, 42-foot board off Huntington Beach on Saturday.

The Orange County Register reports the 66 surfers rode a wave for 12 seconds. They broke the previous record set in Queensland, Australia, about a decade ago when 47 surfers rode a wave for 10 seconds.

People inspect a 42-foot long, 1,350-pound surfboard that may be the world's largest board on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

About 5,000 spectators crowded the sand and the Huntington Beach pier to watch the attempt.

Guinness World Record adjudicator Michael Empric said a separate record for whether the 1,300-pound board is the world's largest will take a few days to determine.
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