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Too Much Stick for One Man to Handle

A couple of weeks ago the latest addition to the 5ones team, Caleb McMahan, came out with a stellar article where he wondered out loud why it is that so many surfers are obsessively fixated on riding smaller and smaller boards. He came out firing in the post, starting off with the opener- “We’ve all heard the saying that it’s not the size that matters, but the motion in the ocean. But are surfers today taking this notion a bit too far?” Well…in the case of Rico de Souza from Brazil, the answer is absolutely!

I recently caught wind of Rico from our good friends over at SurfThereNow. Apparently Rico has run wild with this whole size thing, but in the complete opposite direction that Caleb referred to. Rico just broke his own record from 2006 for surfing on the longest surfboard after riding on a 30 ft. longboard for over 10 seconds.

That’s one hell of a surfboard! And while breaking a record is always a pretty rad thing to do, 30 ft. of stick is simply just too much board for any one man to handle, and Rico backs that point up in the video.
So congratulations on the world record Rico de Souza, but it’s probably now best to retire that massive vessel….or at least cut it up into 5 shortboards and make sensible use out of all that material.

Posted by Shaun on Monday, November 24th, 2008 in Surfing.

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