Success! New Guinness World Record set by wakeboarding instructor

James Gray during his wakeboarding world record attempt. Images courtesy of Lemm Photography.
James Gray during his wakeboarding world record attempt. Images courtesy of Lemm Photography.

Today at 1.07pm James Gray succeeded in setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous wakeboard.

More than 150 people turned out to support 25 year old James as he set the record by riding continuously around the lake at Box End Park in Kempston for seven hours, four minutes and 27 seconds.

The previous world record time was six hours and 42 minutes.

The wakeboarding instructor, of Millbrook, took on the challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK after his father was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer last month.

His fundraising total currently stands at just over £5,500.

James, who started wakeboarding at 6am this morning (Friday), said: “That was incredibly tough but I’m so pleased I’ve done it. My arms and legs have never hurt as much as they hurt right now! The support was incredible and it’s amazing we’ve raised over £5,500 for Cancer Research UK. I cant believe it!”

James’ JustGiving page can be found at www.justgiving.com/James-Gray26

The Guinness World Record attempt was the green light by Guinness World Record organisers and was supervised independent members of the community and the Box End cable team.

Gliding toward world record success. Images courtesy of Lemm Photography. PNL-150708-144910001

Gliding toward world record success. Images courtesy of Lemm Photography. PNL-150708-144910001

James Gray.

James Gray.