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Manufacturing firm seeks to build world’s largest surfboard

  • Project Manager Bob Steel, left, and President of mouldCAM John Barnitt, right, stood between two halves of a surfboard, near Providence, R.I. (Andrew Augustus/Cumulus Media via AP)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. >> A Rhode Island engineering technology and manufacturing company has set out to build the world’s largest surfboard.

WPRO-AM reports Bristol-based mouldCAM is building the board for the Visit Huntington Beach campaign in California, which hopes to break the world record for the most people to catch a wave on a surfboard.

mouldCAM says the board will be 42 feet long by 11 feet wide and will hold 62 people. The board will be sent to California to be painted and finished before heading to Huntington Beach.

Project manager Bob Steel says an aerospace engineer is working with the project to make sure the weight distribution is correct on the day of the ride in mid-June. Sixty-two people must stand on the board for 10 seconds to break the record.

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