Surfest to attempt Guinness World Record

The current world record for the longest line of surfboards, laid end to end, is 398 surfboards and measured 783.5 metres long. To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Newcastle’s Surfest, organisers are attempting to break that record. 

The City of Newcastle – home to the largest surfing festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Surfest, – is set to challenge the Guinness World Record for the longest line of surfboards on Sunday 15 February 2015 at Nobbys Beach and Headland from 7.30am.

“This is an incredible celebration of Newcastle’s unique waterside culture. From the restaurants along the Harbour Foreshore to the many surf clubs and schools, myriad of pristine beaches and our working port – Novocastrians are connected to the water in so many ways and surfing is in our DNA,” said Cr Nelmes.

From 7.30am on 15 February, avid surfers, beginners and those who simply own a board are encouraged to come to Nobbys Beach where marshals will assist in ensuring the World Record attempt is in line with the standards set out by Guinness World Records. Participants must register in advance to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make Newcastle history.

You can register to take part in the attempt here –

What to do when you arrive
• When you arrive please go to the registration marquees located out the front of Nobbys Surfhouse
• Here, you will be provided with a number
• Registration staff will advise you what marshall point you need to go to on the beach

The Rules
• One Board per person
• Your board MUST be touching the boards either side of you unless of course you are first or last in the line (this will be checked by officials)
• You MUST wear the number provided
• You CANNOT leave until advised by the Officials (anticipated time 09:30)
• You MUST have fun


Written by Newcastle Live

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