66 surfers set record for most people riding a board

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Huntington Beach - Sixty-six surfers have set a world record for most people riding a board at once.

Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom built, the nearly-13m 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 nearly 600kg board is the world's largest will take a few days to determine.

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