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Surfing Records

From the biggest surf boards to the wildest waves, Kidzworld checks out amazing surfing feats and records.

Surfing Records - Wild Waves

  • Biggest Wave - The biggest wave ever ridden by a surfer is believed to be the monsterous 70-foot wave ridden by Pete Cabrinha in Maui, Hawaii on January 10, 2006. The wave was found at a break in Maui known as Jaws and Cabrinha had to be towed out to the wave by a jet ski.
  • Longest Ride - The record for longest distance surfing a wave is held by Brazilian surfer, Picuruta Salazar. He surfed a tidal wave known as the "Pororoca" on the Amazon River in Brazil for 37 minutes while travelling 7.8 miles (12.5 km).

Surfing Records - Group Surf

  • On September 18, 2006, 73 people made surfing history by riding a single wave at the same time off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. The 73 surfers rode the same wave for 5 seconds and broke the record of 44 people on one wave, which had been set in Ireland in May 2006.
  • Getting up on a surf board is hard enough - but how about getting on a board with 46 other people at the same time? That's what happened at Huntington Beach, California in May 2005, when 47 surfers rode the world's largest surfboard at the same time. The surfboard was 40-feet long, ten-feet wide and weighed more than 1200 pounds.

Surfing Records - World Champions

  • Surfing superstar, Kelly Slater, has won the World Surfing Championship seven times - more than any other surfer. Slater won the title in 1992, 1994-1998 and 2005.
  • Layne Beachley is considered the best pro female surfer in history. She won the Women's Surfing Championship six straight times from 1998 to 2003.
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  • Riding a 70-foot wave.
  • Riding a wave for 8 miles.
  • 47 people surfing the same wave at once.
  • Winning six straight World Surfing Championships.

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GoddessAngel
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"Solemn_Angel" wrote:Not always. For the most part, cheerleaders just hype up their team. If they do, it's just for fun. Theres actually a whole season dedicated for competitive cheer so your point is invalid
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BeautifulBelle
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Solemn_Angel
Not always. For the most part, cheerleaders just hype up their team. If they do, it's just for fun.
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Hoellu posted in Cheerleading:
"BeautifulBelle" wrote: "Solemn_Angel" wrote:A sport is a physical competition. Cheerleading is physical, but they don't compete. They just hype up the players that do compete. So it's not really a sport. It still looks fun though. Actually, cheerleaders do compete. There are cheer competitions.  Agree! 9o9
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