Friday, July 8, 2011
Largest gathering of bodyboarders: Portugal sets world record (Video)
LISBON, Portugal -- In Praia do Cabedelo, Figueira da Foz, Portugal, 272 bodyboarders have gathered in the water to set the new world record for the Largest gathering of bodyboarders out in the line-up.
The Guinness world record for the most kite surfing world championships won by a woman is nine and was achieved by Kristin Boese (Germany).
Guinness World Records also recognized the record for the most surfers riding a single surfboard: 47 people who simultaneously rode a scaled up surfboard measuring 12 m (39 ft 4 in) in length at Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia.
The world record attempt was held during the Figueira Junior Wave Fest 2011 and The Custom X Pro Junior 2011, the biggest bodyboarding contest for Under 20 riders.
Bodyboarding is a surface water sport. The average board consists of a small, rectangular piece of hydrodynamic foam, sometimes containing a ridged spine called a 'stringer'.
Bodyboarders typically use swim-fins for additional propulsion into and control while riding a wave.
Figueira da Foz is known for delivering some of the biggest waves available in Europe. Praia do Cabedelo is often one of the chosen venues for international big wave bodyboarding competitions.
Related world records:
Longest nonstop paddleboard voyage: Cynthia Aguilar (Video)
Longest solo unassisted ocean swim: Penny Palfrey (HD Video)
Blind water-skier Steve Thiele sets new blindfolded distance record
Longest surf ride: Gary Saavedra (Video)
Longest surf session: Bill Laity
Longest Apnea in a Cave: Carlos Coste
Open Saltwater Scuba Dive: Ivan Zhelezarov
most watersports in a day: Guy Cribb
free immersion dive: William Trubridge
Water Skiers Behind a Boat: Horsehead Waterski Club
Open Saltwater Scuba Dive: Will Goodman
swim: Martin Strel
people in a cold water swim: Long Beach Polar Bears
swim in a lagoon: Mauro Giaconia
relay team to swim the English Channel:English
miles paddled in 24 hours on Stand Up Paddle Board: Justin DeBree
Stand Up Paddle board journey: Justin DeBree
row across the Atlatinc: La Mondiale
free diving world record: William Trubridge
paddleboard journey set three
Friday, July 8, 2011