A Panamanian Surfer Breaks 2 World Records on Lake Gatun

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Gary Saavedra

Gary Saavedra

Panamanian surfer, Gary Saavedra has broken 2 World Records this past weekend on Saturday March 19th.  He surfed on a wave that was created by a power boat for 3 hours and 55 minutes traveling a distance of 41.3 miles on Lake Gatun.

Both achievements, time and distance surfing qualifies as World Records for surfing behind a static wave and was witnessed by representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Previous records were held by Steve King, a British athlete, who surfed a static wave for 1 hour and 6 minutes in 2006.

Gary Saavedra, currently with 13 Panama surfing titles had been train

ing for the attempt for months but said that surfing Saturday was exhausting and was difficult due to high winds.

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