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It's official: South African Josh Enslin sets surf stamina record


World Records

Josh Enslin Sets Guinness World Record for Longest Surf Session

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 January, 2016 - According to a press release sent out by Billabong South Africa, teamrider Josh Enslin's 30-hour and 11-minute session has been officially recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records.

South African surfer and Billabong employee Josh Enslin has officially set a new Guinness World Record for the longest surf session ever at Pollock Beach in Port Elizabeth, located in Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.

Josh braved freezing cold water and a shark-infested lineup for a mammoth 30-hour and 11-minute session. His efforts trumped the previous record of 29 hours and 27 minutes set by American Ben Shaw in North Carolina.

“The toughest part for me was the 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. stretch. Conditions were freezing, fatigue had set in, and my body was freezing,” Enslin said. “The waves had picked up as well, so I was duck diving all the time.”

Through this unbelievable feat, Enslin not only set a Guinness World Record, but was also able to raise 2,000 dollars for supplies to donate to those less fortunate in the Port Elizabeth community.



Josh Enslin, South Africa, billabong, World Records, Guinness World Records
Spencer Pirdy

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