Blake Johnston, a former professional surfer and distance runner, has broken the world record for the longest surfing session! He rode waves for over 30 hours straight at Cronulla beach in south Sydney, Australia.
Despite feeling tired, Johnston kept going because he wanted to raise money for charity. In fact, he raised over $A240,000 (NZ$257,000)! That’s a lot of money for a good cause.
Johnston surfed through the night, with spotlights illuminating the waves. He rode over 600 waves by Friday lunchtime. That’s a lot of waves!
But surfing for so long is not easy. Johnston faced many risks, like becoming dehydrated, or getting stung by jellyfish. He even had to take eye drops to help with his vision!
Johnston’s brother Ben also surfed with him during the night. He said it was pretty scary because it was pitch black, and there were lots of jellyfish in the water!
Johnston wanted to do something special and make a difference in his community. He said, “I can surf with people, bring in the community and make a difference for the future.” Well, he definitely did that! Way to go, Blake Johnston!