Check out the normal board dwarfed by this monster. It is capable of taking 50 surfers on it's back.
From Surfer Magazine Online. HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The world’s largest surfboard will make its world record-breaking attempt for number of riders on one board at noon on Friday, July 29 during the Bank of the West Beach Games at the Huntington Beach Pier. The board is currently on public display in the 12-acre Beach Games venue.
The 40 foot behemoth was built by Australian Nev Hyman and weighs more than 1200 pounds. It was successfully ridden into the record books on Australia’s Gold Coast in March with 47 surfers aboard. The Big Board measures 10 feet wide and 12 inches thick. Due to its weight, 20 to 30 adults are required to manhandle the one-of-a-kind giant. The board is comprised of nearly a half ton of foam, 240 yards of 10 ounce fiberglass and 80 gallons of resin. More...
There is nothing finer than going out and surfing with just a pair of fins. The best place on the planet do this is in Hawaii. The water is a perfect temperature, the waves are just right, the wahines are beautiful and you don't have to wear a friggin wetsuit.
Seeing this video makes me want to move back. Someday soon.
The nightmare can come out of the water! Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
to 26 ft, but more likely 12-16 ft
Notes: incredibly dangerous
NBA material? Large Makos are said to be capable of leaping more than 20 feet out of the water. Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)
to 12 ft
open ocean, coastal
Airborne! Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus)
to 20 ft including tail
open ocean, both coastal and over very deep water,
Notes: not especially dangerous A surfer's worst nightmare. Tiger shark swimming in the surf. Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Size: to 24 ft
open ocean, also enters rivers and bays at night
Notes: extremely dangerous
This bad boy will swim up rivers into fresh water. Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas)
to 12 ft, perhaps larger
coastal waters, bays, rivers, into fresh water
Honey the guys and I are going out for a bite to eat. Make sure you bring home some leftovers!
Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini)
to 13 ft
The Paraw Regatta is a race among native outriggers in the straits between Iloilo City and Guimaras Island. It is called Paraw in the llongo vernacular. the Regatta is an activity every summer, usually held on the third Sunday of February.
Video taken at this years 29er World Championship.
Pardon my quality, who'd a thunk you could take a video with a still camera. What am I talking about, you can take videos with cell phones. Tech is amazing!
I have got to get a video camera!
Panasonic DMC-FZ15 Lumix Camera
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