Largest skateboard lesson: Etnies Skatepark set world record (VIDEO)
LAKE FOREST, CA, USA -- A total of 311 skaters of all ages and experience levels participated in 30-minute lesson taught by Etnies owner Pierre-Andre Senizergues and skate park coordinator Nick Gates at Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest as part of Go Skate Day
- setting the new world record for the Largest skateboard lesson,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/. Photo: The etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest held the largest skateboard lesson ever given on Go Skateboarding Day. Photo:
Cody Lisch (enlarge photo)
They were taught skate basics by Pierre-Andre Senizergues, world champion skateboarder and Etnies' Owner and CEO and the city's skate park coordinator Nick Gates.
The Guinness world record for the largest skateboard parade was achieved by 498 participants at an event organised by the Venice High School Alumni Association Centennial Celebration Committee (USA) in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest skateboard; it measured 11.14 m (36 ft 7 in) long, 2.63 m (8 ft 8 in) wide and 1.10 m (3 ft 7.5 in) high; it was designed and produced by Rob Dyrdek and Joe Ciaglia (both USA) in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The world record effort was also held in memory of Thomas Johnson, an 8-year-old who lost his battle to a rare cancer in 2010, The Orange County Register reported.
Thomas often came to the skate park while undergoing chemotherapy and took part in many lessons there. Donations were also collected for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
"Today was not only about learning a lesson in skateboarding and setting a record, it was also learning about inspiration," Pierre-Andre Senizergues said after the event.
Notary Judi Lowenthal documented the event. Mayor Kathryn McCullough also attended.
Skaters came from across Orange County to participate.