Bristol-based engineering company helped build a surfboard that could set a world record. The board would be the world’s largest, at 42 feet long and 11 feet wide.
Company president John Barnitt said it started with a phone call out-of-the-blue from an Australian surfboard company. They wanted his company, Mould-CAM, to help them build, the massive surfboard.
This summer, 62 people will ride the board simultaneously, in an attempt to break the world record. Barnitt says he is excited about the project, but won’t be riding the waves himself.
“They did ask me if I wanted to have a ride and I thought they were kidding. I’m not a surfer so I told them they’d be better off not having me on board the board,” said Barnitt with a laugh.
The world record attempt will take place at Huntington Beach in California this June.
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