The current record is held by the Go Ride a Wave Surf School from Anglesea in Victoria with 120 surfers. Organisers are hoping to get around 200 people to participate.This should get enough standing up at the same time to set a new record.
"We wanted to include as many people in the activities during the event as possible" explained event director Sean McKeown. "We realise not every surfer is into contests but they are all into having fun in the surf. By staging this attempt on the Guinness World Record we are hoping all surfers no matter what their skill level is will feel part of the Australian Longboard Surfing Open."
The Australian Longboard Surfing Open is a five day celebration of the surfing lifestyle which attracts the current crop of professional longboard surfing superstars like world champions Taylor Jensen, Harley Ingleby, Josh Constable and Jen Smith. Together they rub shoulders with other competitive surfers both professional and amateur and their families. The Australian Longboard Surfing Open attracts those that identify with a sport powered by nature and its clean green ocean waves and its lifestyle image of art, music, cars, movies, bikini parades and market stalls.