Adam Goodlad is hoping to have broken the World Record for the longest continuous surf, after clocking 28 hours in the water at Woolacombe. The previous record stood at 26 hours and was recorded in California. Footage from the marathon surf session has been sent to Guiness as evidence which will hopefully result in Adam becoming the new world record holder!
As well as looking to break the world record Adam was raising money for the Exeter Leukaemia Fund and you can donate to the cause by following the link below. Massive effort Adam and a great cause!
Here is Adam’s account of the surfathon:
”The waves were pretty nice Saturday – about 3 foot with light offshores and I was catching every decent wave I could, not really pacing myself to begin with!
I reckon the worst part was about 10pm after high tide, when the waves dropped off and I still had 18 hours left. I kept looking at the clock every 20 minutes or so obsessing about what hour I was on, but after a while I just kinda let go and chilled out.
Just thinking about the next wave and enjoying my surroundings. Its a pretty cool feeling being out alone and silent in the sea in the pitch black with a sky full of stars overhead, especially after the mayhem of the day (woolacombe in full summer madness!). It was a new moon and practically pitch dark so I took a few surprise wipeouts! I had some mates join me at times during the night and my ‘support team’ of friends and family ran a video camera (evidence for guiness) throughout the whole 28 hours so I had people awake in shifts throughout.
I was a bit cold at times and my arms felt like jelly by the end but it was a great experience! I have raised almost 500 for Exeter Leukaemia Fund ( http://www.justgiving.com/Adam-Goodlad ) Please give what you can!
Can I say a big thanks to my sponsors: Oggy wax (thanks for coming down and supporting me on the day Paul!), O’ Neil and Seabase.