Largest Surf Lesson: RedBalloon breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
Bondi Beach, Australia -- The new record for the "world's largest surf lesson" was set at Bondi Beach, after 320 locals paddled out and participated in a 30 minute surf lesson from RedBalloon supplier 'Let's Go Surfing', according to the World Record Academy. Photo: A group of 320 Santas surfed their way into the World Records Books on Bondi Beach in Sydney by taking part in the biggest ever surf lesson. They broke the previous world record of 250 surfers and raised awareness of mental health issues. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the e longest line of surfboards; it consists of 608 surfboards and measures 1,123.28 m (3,685 ft 3.53 in), and was achieved by the City of Newcastle (Australia) at Nobbys Beach in Newcastle, Australia, on 15 February 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people riding a surfboard; it is 66, and was achieved by Visit Huntington Beach and the Epic Big Board Ride (both USA) in Huntington Beach, California, USA, on 20 June 2015.
They broke the previous Guinness World records world record of 250 surfers and raised awareness of mental health issues.
Three organisations - retailer RedBalloon, surfing school Let's Go Surfing and surfing charity OneWave - combined their resources to stage the event.
In the spirit of the festive season, RedBalloon invited Bondi locals, surfing communities and more to participate in the free event and to become part of the world record books.
Further spreading the spirt of Christmas, RedBalloon is donating $10 for every participant in the 250 needed to break the record to 'One Wave', a non-profit Bondi surf community raising awareness for mental health.
Nick Baker, CEO of RedBalloon, said, "One Wave are an inspiring organisation that does fantastic work with the community. We are thrilled to be able to support this like-minded group that understands the importance of positive experience to wellbeing."