PROVIDENCE, R.I.—A Rhode Island engineering technology and manufacturing company has set out to build the world’s largest surfboard.
Providence radio station WPRO-AM reports that Bristol-based mouldCAM is building the board for the Visit Huntington Beach campaign in California, which hopes to break the world record for the most people to catch a wave on a surfboard.
mouldCAM says the board will be 42 feet (13 metres)long by 11 feet (3.3 metres) wide and will hold 62 people. The board will be sent to California to be painted and finished before heading to Huntington Beach.
Project manager Bob Steel says an aerospace engineer is working with the project to make sure the weight distribution is correct on the day of the ride in mid-June. Sixty-two people must stand on the board for 10 seconds to break the record.