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PE surfer sets Guinness World Record for longest surf

Local PE surfer Josh Enslin, 30, braved the cold conditions at Pollock Beach on the weekend to set a new Guinness World Record for the Longest Surf Session.

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His surf, lasted for 30 hours and 11 minutes, while the previous record was set by Ben Shaw (USA) was 29 hours 27 minutes.

During his day – night – day session, Josh caught 455 waves, which equals one wave every four minutes, and R30k was raised for the CYOH Charity Drive.

“It was windy, calm, sunny and freezing during the surf,” said Enslin of his record breaking surf.”It really was four seasons in two days.

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

Enslin admitted that it was a mental as well as a physical challenge. “I was thinking, ‘push forward, you can do this,’ and on the 27th hour I knew I had it.”

The World Record has yet to be officially announced by Guinness, as they will go through the event footage before making the official announcement, but it does seem like a done deal.

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