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More Than 40 on Surfboard Break Record
Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2005 | Staff

Posted on 03/05/2005 7:31:43 PM PST by Kitten Festival

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -

More than 40 surfers cruised into the record books Saturday when they successfully rode a giant surfboard off an Australian beach, breaking the previous world record set by an English team of 14 people in 2003.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: australia; beach; catchawave; cowabunga; fortyofthem; gonzo; hang400; letsgosurfinnow; pileon; rad; ride; surf; surfbus; surfers; surfsup; tubular; wave; yowza
Important news from Australia.

We need a picture of this.

1 posted on 03/05/2005 7:31:59 PM PST by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival
World Championship Tour surfer Neco Padaratz, of Brazil, center, of board and a local surfers ride out on the world's longest surfboard before an unofficial Guinness World Record of 47 surfers on the 40-foot board was set on a board shaped by Gold Coast shaper Nev Hyman at Snapper Rock on the Gold Coast, Saturday,  March 5, 2005. The record attempt is part of the 'Tsunamirun,'  a charity set up to raise funds for Tsunami victims. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)
Sat Mar 5,12:29 AM ET
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World Championship Tour surfer Neco Padaratz, of Brazil, center, of board and a local surfers ride out on the world's longest surfboard before an unofficial Guinness World Record of 47 surfers on the 40-foot board was set on a board shaped by Gold Coast shaper Nev Hyman at Snapper Rock on the Gold Coast, Saturday, March 5, 2005. The record attempt is part of the 'Tsunamirun,' a charity set up to raise funds for Tsunami victims. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)

2 posted on 03/05/2005 7:33:07 PM PST by TheOtherOne
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To: TheOtherOne
World Championship Tour surfers and locals surfers ride on the world's longest surfboard to set an unofficial Guinness World Record of 47 surfers on the 40-foot board shaped by Gold Coast shaper Nev Hyman at Snapper Rock on the Gold Coast, Saturday,  March 5, 2005. The record attempt is part of the 'Tsunamirun,'  a charity set up to raise funds for Tsunami victims. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)
Fri Mar 4,11:59 PM ET
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World Championship Tour surfers and locals surfers ride on the world's longest surfboard to set an unofficial Guinness World Record of 47 surfers on the 40-foot board shaped by Gold Coast shaper Nev Hyman at Snapper Rock on the Gold Coast, Saturday, March 5, 2005. The record attempt is part of the 'Tsunamirun,' a charity set up to raise funds for Tsunami victims. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)

3 posted on 03/05/2005 7:34:39 PM PST by TheOtherOne
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Cool! But with all of them on it. How does it compare to a multicolor rainbow painted third world bus with the chicken coops on the top of the luggage rack?


4 posted on 03/05/2005 7:35:08 PM PST by Kitten Festival (The Thug of Caracas has got to go.)
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To: TheOtherOne

Now that's a surfbus!!!


5 posted on 03/05/2005 7:36:03 PM PST by Kitten Festival (The Thug of Caracas has got to go.)
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To: Kitten Festival
Ed says, Just do it!

Knowone told me the surf was up Willllllber!


6 posted on 03/05/2005 7:48:15 PM PST by TheForceOfOne (Social Security I thought pyramid schemes were illegal!)
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That's not a surf board...that's a boat with no sides.

I bet there are a few Cubans who would like that sorta luxury transport! ;-)


7 posted on 03/05/2005 7:49:59 PM PST by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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Where is the motor and the steering?


8 posted on 03/05/2005 7:54:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (This tagline no longer operative....floated away in the flood of 2005 ,)
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To: kellynla; NormsRevenge; Brad's Gramma

Look at this .....


9 posted on 03/05/2005 7:55:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (This tagline no longer operative....floated away in the flood of 2005 ,)
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To: Kitten Festival

Nice...and I thought I rode a longboard...


10 posted on 03/05/2005 8:00:22 PM PST by zoso82t
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To: TheOtherOne

Yeah!! Bet they didn't jump a shark!! :-)


11 posted on 03/05/2005 8:02:01 PM PST by JoeSixPack1 (@100 mph, you have no friends.)
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To: Kitten Festival

Cowabunga!

HANG 400!


12 posted on 03/05/2005 8:06:13 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL! Gotcha in the keywords.

That's no surfboard - that's an Australian teetertotter.


13 posted on 03/05/2005 8:25:40 PM PST by Kitten Festival (The Thug of Caracas has got to go.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Where is the motor and the steering?

I was thinking where's seatbelts and the outboard? It would be one heck of a ride.

14 posted on 03/05/2005 8:44:01 PM PST by TheOtherOne
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To: Kitten Festival

Where I come from we'd call that a boat.


15 posted on 03/06/2005 5:42:52 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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