Nov 22, 2008

Sport - Brazilian surfer enters record books after riding world's longest surfboard

London, Nov 21 (ANI): A Brazilian surfer has broken his own record for catching a wave on the world's longest surfboard.

Rico de Souza rode the 30ft board for ten seconds before being plummeting into the water at a beach in Rio de Janeiro.

The 55-year-old managed to clamber to his feet at his 16st board and keep his balance long enough on a powerful wave and broke his previous record on a 25.6ft (8 metre) board in 2006.

He said that the ride had been a thrilling experience

"It was an exceptional wave, the wave was shaky, the board was jumping, but I managed to stand firm," the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

About his future plans, he said that he only wanted to enjoy life and do good deeds.

"Life is a joke and we have to take advantage of our passage through earth in the best way possible," he added.

De Souza had been due to attempt the new record this weekend, but managed to achieve the feat during his own practice session. (ANI)

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