Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom built, 42-foot board off Huntington Beach on Saturday.
The Orange County Register reports the 66 surfers rode a wave for 12 seconds. They broke the previous record set in Queensland, Australia, about a decade ago when 47 surfers rode a wave for 10 seconds.
About 5,000 spectators crowded the sand and the Huntington Beach pier to watch the attempt.
Guinness World Record adjudicator Michael Empric said a separate record for whether the 1,300-pound board is the world's largest will take a few days to determine.
It's official - Huntington Beach sets new Guinness World Record for Most People Riding a Surfboard at Once! #surfing pic.twitter.com/kmjKFrKbKa
— Huntington Beach (@HB_Surf_City) June 20, 2015
Fun morning at Huntington Beach watching 60 surfers ride a large board to break a Guinness World record. #BigBoardHB pic.twitter.com/pNY23UeQIh
— Debbie Dalton (@DebbieDalton_) June 21, 2015
Today was a good day. Records were broken, beaches cleaned up, chili was eaten all in #HuntingtonBeach #SurfCityUSA pic.twitter.com/g6Zm5WaUUt
— Marcie Taylor (@suburbanmama) June 21, 2015
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