Largest skateboard parade: Venice parade sets world record (Video)
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA -- As part of the Venice High Centennial Celebration, 498 Angelenos with skateboards gathered in the wide lanes of Venice Boulevard outside the school - setting the new world record for the Largest skateboard parade, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: The world's largest skateboard parade. Photo: Yo! Venice! (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the most people dressed as sunflowers was 116 set at The Nursery on the Green in London, UK.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people dressed as Robin Hood: 1,119 at Castle Green, Nottingham, UK.
The gathering was organized by the Venice High School Alummni Association Centennial Celebration Committee.
Along with 500 other skateboarders of all ages and backgrounds, the parade route ran for 2 miles from the intersection of Pacific and Venice, east towards Venice High School.
The Venice Surf and Skate Association partnered with the Venice Centennial Committee to organize the parade.
Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom and Culver City Mayor Michael O'Leary rode in the parade and served as impartial judges and witnesses.