Guinness World Record: Bill Laity Surfs 26 Hours Straight

posted by / News / November 24, 2010

Bill Laity


“Kelly may have 10 World Titles, but how many Guinness World Records does he have? Exactly.”

These were the first words Bill Laity spoke upon exiting the water at Huntington Beach Pier after 26 hours and 147 waves. Having broken the previously held World Record for longest continuous surf session (which had been set in summertime North Carolina, as opposed to the heart of a west coast La Nína winter), Bill’s smug declaration was taken with little to no rolling of the eyes.

There stood before us a waterlogged, sun burnt prune of a man, one that had clocked more continuous hours in small craft advisory conditions than most do yearly. He was a specimen of the sea. Perhaps a summer time-frame in the Bahamas could have been a better option…


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  • ryan miller

    this is dumb

  • Will

    Geez, that’s quite a feat. er…. what if he needed to take a dump?

  • Marko

    Bill Laity sounds like a douchebag.

  • danno

    How did he magically get into his hooded suit if he didnt stop surfing. What a load of bull. HB doesnt have “cold water” and under the pier aint dark at night.. Do that in Ireland or Scotland in winter, now there’s a challenge!

  • seves of the sea

    this is fucking stupid. at least the guy can do a turn though…

  • Magpie

    LARRY you are a legend, nice work!

    So what if you had to park a pair of dueces in your suit, you got the record!!

  • KFO

    Living the dream Larry!

  • jimbob

    stupid shit.

  • So very lame

    “Frickin radical… and stuff”

  • Emily Beckett

    Wow, that is crazy.

  • Mr. Gio

    Billy you’re amazing! Let me know when your having a victory party.

  • Steve

    He should have worn trunks.

  • TP

    What a KooK!!!