British Surfer Rides 12.8 Mile Long Wave

by The Editors on February 22, 2013


British surfer Steve King, 48, has apparently set a new world record for “riding a continuous wave for 12.8 miles,” according to a post on

He set the new record on the remote Kampar River in Sumatra, Indonesia, where a natural tidal phenomenon known as the ‘Bono’ pushes a 10ft wave upstream. . . The renowned bore rider smashed his own previous record for the longest single wave surf of 7.6 miles, which he set in front of 6,000 spectators on the River Severn in 2006. . . And despite the deadly animals and tiring work, he still had the energy and composure to perform a headstand during the record-breaking performance.

It should be noted that the Kampar River is also what is described as a “crocodile-infested,” which may be what kept King on the wave for so long.

[Link: SWNS]

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