Robby Naish Sets Tidal Bore World Record
Robby Naish, influential windsurfer (24 time world champ), kiteboarder and standup paddler has ticked yet another box in a long line of achievements: setting a Guinness World Record. The 51-year-old rode the Pororoca tidal bore on Brazil’s Amazon River 1,476 feet from bank-to-bank to set the record for the widest ride of a river tidal bore, according to Guinness.
“The main challenge with the width record was trying to get from one side to the other as the bore tide wave shifts, because it is never connected all the way across at once,” Naish told Guinness. “You weren’t just standing there riding one peak for ages. You had to look at the contour of the side of the river and figure out what to do to follow the wave.”
It took Naish three days to accomplish his goal with his record-setting crossing taking just under 10 minutes.
“This was, by far, the longest wave I’ve ever surfed,” Naish told his sponsor Red Bull. “I’ve tried tidal bore waves before in Indonesia and France, but to be able to ride a wave for almost two miles was amazing.”
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