Sydney man surfs 525 waves over 30 hours to break world record at Cronulla
An Australian surfer has just broken the Guinness World Record for the longest surf, catching 525 waves during a marathon 30-hours in the water.
Former professional surfer Blake Johnson, 40, successfully completed the challenge he set for himself to raise money and awareness for mental health.
Asked how he felt after 30 hours and 11 minutes in the water, an exhausted but happy Johnson replied: ‘Pretty cooked’.
Dehydration, sleep deprivation, hallucinations and sharks are just some of the dangers involved with the record-breaking surf.
His effort has so far raised more than $230,000 via his World’s Longest Surf site which will be given to the Chumpy Pullin Foundation, named after the Olympic snowboarder, and several youth mental health organisations.
‘Everyone deserves to feel awesome, everyone should take care of themselves,’ he said on the beach before turning around and heading back into the waves.
‘I said I’d do 40 hours,’ he called back.
He is continuing for another 10 hours through Friday to reach the 40 hour mark.
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