Find out about the longest barrel in history, the biggest wave ever recorded and the origin of the Hawaiian “shaka” sign from this infographic produced by Calypso soft drinks where Watergate Bay is named as one of the best places to learn to surf in the world!
Did you know...
The record for the longest surf ride ever recorded was set by Panamanian surfer Gary Saavedra. He rode an artificial wave created by a power boat for a massive 3 hours 55 minutes.
Massive waves which can reach over 50 feet high are called Rogue waves.
The biggest wave ever recorded was 1738 feet (530 metres!) in Lituya Bay, southern Alaska.
The biggest wave ever ridden is thought to be 100ft high!
Most people on one surfboard stands at 47 people on a 12 metre board.
Estimated 120 at the 2009 Earthwave Festival in Cape Town, South Africa.
Of course, Watergate Bay in Cornwall, but also Thurso in Scotland.
No official record, but Ozzie Wright achieved a pretty impressive 53 seconds.