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Kure Beach man sets world record for longest surf

The Town of Kure Beach is now home to the newest surfing world record holder, Ben Shaw. (Source: The Cabo Life) The Town of Kure Beach is now home to the newest surfing world record holder, Ben Shaw. (Source: The Cabo Life)
KURE BEACH, NC (WECT) -

The Town of Kure Beach is now home to the newest surfing world record holder!

Ben Shaw started riding waves on Saturday morning at 6:34. He kept riding throughout the night, until shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday.

In total, the Kure Beach native spent more than 29 consecutive hours on his board in the water.

The ride will officially be approved by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest consecutive surfing session in history!

Large crowds came out to J Avenue this afternoon to cheer on the local celebrity, but none were more proud than his wife. 

"He's just like an extreme guy," smiled Beca Shaw. "If he sets his mind to something there's no question he's going to do it...I'm just really proud of him."

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