According to the Wavescape website, Earthwave is a global environmental initiative that promotes sustainable lifestyle choices by harnessing the huge interest surrounding local surfing communities attempting to set a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for the highest number of surfers riding the same wave simultaneously.
In order to beat the record set at Brazil Earthwave in 2008, SA had to get over 100 surfers all up and riding on a single wave during today's beach festival held at Muizenberg, Cape Town.
Weather and wind conditions were perfect and the beach was packed from mid morning with surfers of all ages signing up to participate.
Paul Botha of Kahuna Promotions, organisers of the local event, is quoted on News24.com as saying:
"We estimated that there were more than 120 surfers on the fifth of the seven waves surfed at Muizenberg during Earthwave. However, the photographic evidence we have so far shows that there were 103 on the same wave, which is enough to overtake the record of 100 set by Earthwave Brazil in Santos last year."
Guinness officials will now have to confirm and ratify the evidence which will be submitted in the form of images and video footage.
(All Earthwave images: Joy-Anne Goodenough. All rights reserved)