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(BBC)   Action photo of 14 surfers setting world record. Whoa... whoa... whoawhoa...   ( divider line
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2003-07-23 10:28:53 PM  
I don't see no surfboard them people's walking on water is that jesus in front are they walking or dancing what you call that dance where everybody make a line like that it's a miracle?
2003-07-23 11:52:40 PM  

It's called "the immaculate macarena."
2003-07-24 03:38:45 AM  
2003-07-24 05:09:48 AM  
It is a dam shame there's no picture of the actual board, this could be just another hoax.
2003-07-24 05:10:16 AM  
2003-07-24 05:14:52 AM  
Wow. 14 guys standing on a board in a two foot swell. I'm not sure that qualifies as a wave, much less surf.

2003-07-24 05:26:52 AM  
The headline's a little misleading. Should read '14 men stand in line in 2 foot of water'.
2003-07-24 05:27:58 AM  
And it should have the new improved 'who gives a f*ck?' tag.
2003-07-24 05:35:00 AM  
Hm, usually when I see the words "action photo", they're refering to a pornographic... er, nm....
2003-07-24 05:40:06 AM  
Would it kill them to show a picture of the surfboard?
2003-07-24 05:46:50 AM  
How'd they stay up on the surfboard, after 14 pints of stout?

/christy moore
2003-07-24 05:52:39 AM  
I have my doubts about 14 people managing to stay afloat on a wave that small. Hell, swells that size can sometimes have trouble giving enough momentum to keep a single person afloat. Unless the definition of surfing nowdays means
"standing on board long enough for photograph before sinking".

I highly doubt its fake, but I do question the challenge of catching a wave, at least in the sense that anyone who's ever surfed understands the term.
2003-07-24 06:27:14 AM  
The log was 37 feet long. That makes things easier.
2003-07-24 07:36:23 AM  
The board is about eleventy bazillion foot long - Even Christopher Reeves could stand up on that.
2003-07-24 07:37:48 AM  
That was barry funny.
2003-07-24 07:37:56 AM  
That is damn small surf. They should of tried the record just up the coastline at fistral beach.the waves are larger there.
2003-07-24 07:39:38 AM  
heres a pic:
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2003-07-24 07:44:08 AM  
they should have tried Donegal
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2003-07-24 08:00:16 AM  

Thank you. It's much smaller than I thought. I figured it was almost like a boat.
2003-07-24 08:03:00 AM  
Unofficial!?!?!?!??! New Zealand?? Who is questioning New Zealand??
2003-07-24 08:27:28 AM  
I think the point was that a 37 foot board is only manageable on a 2-foot wave.

It's the same as those 'how many people can you fit in a car' type records - you might get 14 people in, but you're not then expected to drive the length of the interstate too...

...shame really ;-)
2003-07-24 08:41:33 AM  
Where is the obligatory Keanu pic?
2003-07-24 08:49:14 AM  
and yet there is no cure for cancer

/got nuttin'
2003-07-24 08:49:40 AM  
I think the point was that a 37 foot board is only manageable on a 2-foot wave.

It's the same as those 'how many people can you fit in a car' type records - you might get 14 people in, but you're not then expected to drive the length of the interstate too..."

Actually, I think they do have to ride a wave for a while to validate the record. If just being on the board qualifies, this can't be the record. The crew and guests on the QE@ are all riding the same floating thing, if you don't need to move with the wave, they should have the record.
2003-07-24 09:30:02 AM  
Knarly and tubular.....dude.
2003-07-24 09:48:05 AM  
They way they were riding the wave, the board was really completely sideways, wasn't it. Therefore, could it perhaps be better said that it is the widest board, and not the longest? I dunno, maybe the original pic just made it look that way.
2003-07-24 09:49:39 AM  
I'd pay big money to see these same tards surf Waimea, Mavericks or Jaws in the winter. Any surfer out there knows what I mean. That would be entertainment. Add a few sharks and we got us a damn show...

Speaking of which, check out two great whites munching on a surfer in this flick shot off the South African coast:
2003-07-24 09:51:35 AM  
The board was so big it would have floated no matter how small the wave was. They all could of stood up on it on flat seas with no waves. It's one of those records that no one will ever care about except for those 14 guys and the poor chums in the pubs that have to hear their epic tale over and over again.
2003-07-24 10:23:34 AM  
I heard Sunny Garcia beat the crap out of all 14 after they snaked him.
2003-07-24 10:59:46 AM  
They call that a longboard? Why, back when I was a younger man I surfed a fifty foot board that I carved myself from a tree I cut down on the side of a mountain in Hawaii. The surf was twenty feet high, and the sharks would gnaw on the board all the damn time. I had to give them a good kick on the snout before I tried getting off.

I've never surfed in my life.
2003-07-24 11:18:14 AM  
damn if only me and my mates had got the record people there when there were 78 of us all surfing on the same board (and it wasa standard board), this is so not impressive

2003-07-24 12:37:27 PM  
Look where it took place (?) - Would this be the SURF CAPITAL of the world now ????? You can't call this a RECORD what you call it is STUPID -
2003-07-24 12:52:18 PM  
"It was like, wow, 'Hang 140, Dude!'...gnarley to tha max."
2003-07-24 12:59:54 PM  
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2003-07-24 01:01:54 PM  
That pic in the article doesnt show the board. They coulda just been STANDING in the ocean for all we know...
2003-07-24 02:35:34 PM  
Here's a disturbing mental image: All of those guys on that board padding to catch the wave.
2003-07-24 03:15:34 PM  
I'm no surfer, but doesn't "riding a wave" require that the board go with the wave? From the pictures, this was only a test of balance.

2003-07-24 04:57:43 PM  
well, I for one am amused and impressed - - I mean heck, there was a record to break, and as meager it may have been, they went for it.

/easily amused
2003-07-24 07:01:10 PM  
Bodysurfers ride the wave straight towards shore.
Surfers cut across the face of the wave.
Consequently, they don't get along, for their paths too often intersect.

Burry picture of aforementioned board hanging under the roof eaves of the Longboard Shop:​jpg

Note it streaches the entire width of the shop.
2003-07-24 08:31:56 PM  
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