Pires said that in addition to raising awareness about social issues and the environment (the day also included a beach cleanup), the motivation was to show that while small Portugal has a motivated surf community capable of doing big things. “I’ve always had that idea that we are a small country, but we like to get involved with the bigger ones,” Pires told Red Bull. “We like to set records, we like to do big things, big events, and we always try to pull the best events in the world to Portugal, and this is a bit of a reminder of that. “The previous Guinness World Record was set in Australia, the country of surfing, perhaps number one in terms of surf power.
Participants on Saturday all wore red noses to show their support for Project Red Nose. “I’m speechless for what happened today! ” wrote Pires in an Instagram post. “Thank you SO MUCH to all who came to the beach to help us beat a new World Record of @guinnessworldrecords with the biggest surf class ever.
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