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Most Surfers on the Same Wave attempt returns to South Africa

2009 record-setting wave © Earthwave/Lee Slabber




Earthwave Beach Festival

Surfers Corner, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town
26 - 27 September 2015

Bikini and Surfing World Records to be Challenged at Earthwave 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 August, 2015 - The Guinness World Records for the ‘Largest Bikini Parade’ and the ‘Most Surfers on the Same Wave’ will be challenged when the seventh edition of the Earthwave Beach Festival is held at Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg, Cape Town on the weekend 26 and 27 September.

This popular annual celebration of the beach lifestyle features a host of wave-riding and beach activities, a Beach Bar and entertainment, including local live acts, and exhibitions, demonstrations and talks to promote environmentally friendly products and services, sustainable lifestyles and to raise awareness and funds for worthy causes.

“We’re very happy to announce that an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Bikini Parade’ has been registered at the 2015 Earthwave Beach Festival’ says Paul Botha from the organisers Kahuna Promotions, who co-founded the Earthwave concept with his son Dene.

“We’re confident that the enthusiastic Cape Town beach community that has enabled us to set and retain the world record for the most surfers on the same wave since 2006 will also support this attempt to claim the bikini parade record,” he added.

The record for the bikini parade has grown from 331 in the Caymen Islands in 2010 to 357 on Australia’s Gold Coast in 2011, 450 in Florida, USA, in March 2012 and currently stands at a massive 1 085 girls who paraded for 1.6 kilometres (one mile) in Huludao City, China in July 2012.

Despite several attempts to improve on the numbers of surfers riding the same wave in Brazil, Holland, California, Australia and England in recent years, that record still stands at 110 set in the gentle rolling waves at Muizenberg during the 2009 Earthwave Beach Festival.

In addition to the record attempts the surf will be alive with the hundreds of participants in the Western Cape Development Surfing Championships, Stand Up Paddling (SUP) races and free learn to surf lessons while the beach is the venue for touch rugby, demos of the latest wave-riding equipment and the popular Dig For Gold competition where youngsters search for dozens of valuable prizes buried in the sand.

Exhibits and sales of ecologically sound products and services, beachwear and equipment, talks by experts on sustainable lifestyles, surf movies, the Beach Bar and entertainment will be housed in the Muizenberg Pavilion right on the water’s edge overlooking all the action.

Paul Botha

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