Sixty-Rider Surfboard: See It Built in the HB

Is there a Guinness World Record attempt in the works? You betcha.

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Yep, that's a big board: Some 60 riders'll go for two Guinness World Record attempts on Saturday, June 20 at Huntington Beach: most people on the same board and the world's biggest surfboard.
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Yep, that's a big board: Some 60 riders'll go for two Guinness World Record attempts on Saturday, June 20 at Huntington Beach: most people on the same board and the world's biggest surfboard.
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The surfboard came together with the guidance of several experts, project managers and innovators.
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Boat builder Bob Steel, aerospace engineer Fred Courouble and Bob Hurley of Hurley International were all involved, as were many dedicated builders and surf aficionados.
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Westerly Marine, a boat construction company in Santa Ana, served as the setting for the ambitious build.
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The Big Board's journey began in Rhode Island, at mouldCAM, a company specializing in custom fiberglass. It traveled to Southern California in two pieces.
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The previous world record for most people on a surfboard was set in 2005. How many riders did that huge board hold? Forty seven.
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Chiron Stewart "applies a layer of fiberglass cloth and resin to the Big Board," according to the board's makers. Mr. Stewart works for MAC Glassing in Newport Beach.
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How did the halves eventually come together? "A wooden stringer" did the job.
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How does the Big Board differ from a traditionally sized board? Visit Huntington Beach says "The Big Board is being built like any other surfboard, just on a (much) larger scale."
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If you have to see this beach behemoth take to the waves with your own eyes, be on the south side of Huntington Beach Pier on Saturday, June 20 at 9 a.m.
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The Epic Big Board Ride coincides with the International Surfing Day festivities at the pier. Visit Huntington Beach recommends visiting that, then grabbing a spot on the pier for a "bird's eye view" of the record attempt.
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