• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

We Have a New World Document 


Mar 17, 2023

After 40 hours within the water, over 707 surfed waves, numerous wettie heaters, and over $330,000 raised, former QS warrior and present CT coach Blakey Johnson set the brand new world report for the world’s longest surf.

From 1 AM Thursday, March 16, till 5:07 PM on Friday, March 17, Blakey breezed by the unthinkable job that’s the 40-hour session. After shedding his father to suicide, Blakey used his world report try to achieve consciousness for psychological well being. He additionally sought to lift funds for the Chumpy Pullin Basis — a charity that honors the legacy of late Olympic snowboarder Alex “Chumpy” Pullin — and focuses on youth psychological well being. 

To maintain him heading in the right direction by the night time, teaching royalty Andy King and Jay ‘Bottle’ Thompson paddled out with Blakey to maintain the spirits excessive and the wave depend up — greater than seemingly combating for the within as effectively. 

Blakey formally grew to become the world report holder for the world’s longest surf at 7:11 AM after being within the water for 30 hours and 11 minutes. By this time, he had caught 537 waves and had raised $218,130 for the Chumpy Pullin Basis.

At this level, most individuals would have stopped and referred to as it a job effectively achieved. Nevertheless, Blakey had different plans. “I’ve nonetheless received a job to do. I mentioned 40 hours, so I’ll go and get that,” he mentioned as he ran out for one more 10 hours within the ocean.

And, yep, he received it. 

About 50,000 spectators got here out to cheer on the brand new world report holder, together with Chumpy’s spouse Ellidy. “Blakey and Chumpy each have that viking power and to consider how a lot cash he’s raised for the muse, I can’t consider it.” 

Blakey’s brother, Ben, one other founding father of the Chumpy Pullin Basis, added, “You haven’t any thought the chance this amount of cash brings to the muse. We now have a tremendous platform that we can push our psychological well being initiatives into the youth communities with Blakey as our function mannequin.”  

Even the native governments jumped in on the motion. Each the main events pledged $15000 donated if they’re re-elected within the upcoming state ballot.  

All of it got here to a detailed at 5:07 Friday when Blakey hit 40 hours of browsing and caught 707 waves. By the point his household embraced him on the shore, over $330,000 had been raised. 

“He’s achieved our dad proud,” Ben Johnson mentioned. 

Congratulations to our new world report holder.  

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