Who is surfer Blake Johnston as he breaks world record of longest surf session, age and family

Who is surfer Blake Johnston as he breaks world record of longest surf session, age and family

Here is all you need to know about surfer Blake Johnston who now holds the record of longest surf session 

With a session that lasted more than 40 hours, an Australian surfer broke the previous record.

Blake Johnston, a former professional surfer who is now a coach, reportedly broke the record for the longest surf on Friday morning, according to several reports.

Who is surfer Blake Johnston as he breaks world record of longest surf session, biography, age and family

The longest surf in history lasted for 30 hours and 11 minutes. Johnston continued to spend an additional 10 hours in the water after breaking that record, bringing his total time in the water to nearly 40 hours.

Johnston, according to CNN, is trying to raise $268,000 (or $400,000 Australian) for youth’s mental health. The legacy of his father, who committed himself ten years ago, acts as the motivation for his mission.

Who is Blake Johnston?

Blake Johnston, a former professional surfer, now works as a surfing coach.

The 40-year-old Johnston, a former competitive surfer and distance runner, faced dangers like losing his sight, developing an ear infection, dehydrating, having trouble sleeping, being hypothermic, and being attacked by sharks or stung by jellyfish.

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He surfed more than 550 waves over more than 40 hours, and on Friday, off the southern coast of Sydney, he broke the record for the longest surf.

On Thursday, he started surfing at one in the morning, and on Friday, he finished at five in the afternoon. After his world-record-breaking surfing performance, he claimed to be “cooked,” an Aussie slag term for exhausted, to a news organisation.

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On Friday at noon, he briefly surfaced from the water to obtain eyedrops and have a medical examination.

Johnston, wrapped in a thermal blanket and sporting a black cowboy hat, exited the beach.

A crowd gathered at Cronulla beach to cheer him on as he surfed. There were large crowds at the beach the entire time he was at sea, according to local sources.

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After beating the previous record of 30 hours, and 11 minutes, Johnston reportedly took a rest before getting back in the water for another 10 hours.

To raise money, Johnston worked with the Chumpy Pullin Foundation. His brother, Ben Johnston, is one of the other co-founders of the business.

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