Surfing Circle of Honor
More than 500 surfers braved choppy water Tuesday morning to form a record-breaking circle near the Huntington Beach Pier to help raise awareness of the International Surfing Museum and promote Huntington Beach as the potential Olympic surfing village for the 2024 Summer Games, for which Los Angeles is being considered.
It took 511 surfers, to be exact, to claim the Guinness world record for largest paddle-out as they formed the Surfing Circle of Honor. Guinness adjudicator Jimmy Coggins was on hand to monitor the record on International Surfing Day.
About 60 other surfers entered the water but were unable to reach the circle just beyond the pier because of the choppy surf and strong currents.
It took about two hours for the surfers to paddle past the breakers into smoother water where they could form the circle.
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