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Attempt for Surfing World Record underway in Ireland..


Surfing World Record

Attempt for Surfing World Record underway in Ireland

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 April, 2006 : - - Thought I'd invite you all to come and surf the "Party Wave" in Lahinch on 13th of May around 2pm. We've registered an attempt at the world record with the guinness book of records and a pair of shams from the guinness book are coming over to over see the attempt. Plan is to get as many stoked surfers as is possible on one wave and have a party while we're at it, bands and BBQ outside O'Looneys Bar, starting from 2pm on that saturday. 

We're meeting this weekend to plan how the feck we are going to try organise more than 50 surfers to catch the same wave (ever try organising 5 surfers to do anything!?). Rough plan is to meet up boards under arm on the beach at 3pm on the 13th and make an attempt every 5 or 15 minutes - depending on the waves size - for 30 minutes or so. Meet up again on the beach and try understand why we only got 2 surfers on a wave and go at it again for another 30minutes. Sunday is also an option is Saturday doesn't happen.

We've got some pretty good musicians lined up (Andy Burkes home coming party), just need waves and hopefully a bit of sunshine, oh yeh and shed loads of surfers. Should be a good day. For more info or to get involved contact Oisin McGrath on :

We'll post the final plans on how what we come up with this weekend.  

Party Wave!



Preparation for the Surfing World Record in Lahinch is at full speed.It's hard to believe we are only three weeks from the event. Event organisers Oisin McGrath and Aaron Gallgher together with their friends from Dreamcatcher Productions and Lahinch Surf School are well
under way with preparations for the big event.

Dreamcatcher Productions Gavin Gallagher in a letter to the Guinness Book of Records outlines the complex technicalities of the world
record attempt.

Lahinch Surf School, Ireland, will attempt to break the current world record of 40 people standing on the same wave. The record will be broken by over 40 surfers simultaneously paddling for the same swell line, standing for more than 5 seconds and riding the wave to the beach.  A number of qualified surf judges will be on hand to liaise with Guinness Book of Records officials and give whatever assistance Guinness deem necessary.

We have a perfect setting on Lahinch Beach to host this record and an extensive number of qualified beach lifeguards and surf instructors to co-ordinate safety and logistics of the record attempt.

Upon officially lodging the attempt with the Guiness Book of Records, McGrath spoke of the event as 'a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a Guinness world record'. 'We are asking surfers and non-surfers of all levels to come along at 2pm on May 13th and 14th'.
We are hoping for between 200 to 300 surfers to come along and ride the world record wave. That's one big "Shakka Party Wave" say's
co-organizer Aaron Gallagher!

On the day deemed most suitable we will make numerous attempts to set the record at 15minute intervals. The only thing we need is waves!

Sponsors such as the Clare People, Redbull, Erdinger Beer and will ensure that the event gets the promotion and organization it needs over the next 3 weeks. Redbull are providing their vintage entertainment decking system to provide the sounds and
TG4's superstar Hector (TG4) is taking a day out from the horses to MC with the surfers in Lahinch.

Contact Oisin regarding the attempt email: lahinch

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