- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island company had a role in the new surfboarding record set this weekend in California.

The 43-foot-long board was built by mouldCAM in Bristol and shipped to California for finishing and final preparation for the record attempt at Huntington Beach on Saturday.

Sixty-six surfers caught a wave on the giant board and rode it for 12 seconds to break a 10-year-old Australian record. The surfboard itself is being considered by Guinness World Records for a size record.

John Barnitt, president of mouldCAM, tells WPRO-AM in Providence that it was pretty difficult to get the 1,300-pound board into the water, but when the surfers were on the wave “it seemed pretty easy.”

The Orange County Register reports about 5,000 spectators crowded the sand and the Huntington Beach pier to watch.

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