source The Independent title ‘I’m going to be happy when I die’: Irish woman in tears after surfing for first time article source New York Times title ‘That’s when I realised that I wasn’t going to make it’: World record holder says he has no regrets over last five years article source BBC News article New York City – The Guinness Book of World Records has released its 2016 list of the world’s fastest surfer, beating the world record held by Brazilian surfer João Silva by almost seven minutes.
The new record for the world surf champion was set by Brazilian Rafael Marques in January 2016 when he broke a record set by Brazil’s Guilherme Martins in 2005.
However, it is not the first time the Guinness Book has broken records in the world of surfing.
It previously set a record in 2014 by beating the previous record held in the United States by American Shaun Bowers by almost three minutes.
Other records broken by the book include the world longest surfboard (12 metres) by an American, the world shortest surfing board (10.8 metres) and the world speed record for a board (17.5mph).
The new world record is the fourth for the record-breaking Brazilian surf, and the second for the Guinness World Records World Surfing Record Book.
Marques was born in the state of Rio de Janeiro in 1994, but moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 12 to pursue his dream of surfing and to live in London.
He was named as one of the top 100 surfer in the World Surf League in 2014.
The record-setting Brazilian, who is from the town of Parque de Marques, said he has never given up on his dream.
He said: “I’m very happy that the record is now broken, but it’s also a bit of a challenge.”
I always wanted to go surfing.
I wanted to break the world, I want to be the best in the ocean.
“He said he was able to reach this record with the help of the Guinness team.
Marquez said the record was his “last hope” and he now hopes that he will get it by the end of the year.
He added: “It’s something that has been very difficult for me to accept.
I’ve had a lot of hard times.
I have lost my father, I’ve lost my family, and my life has been hard.
“Marques said he could not get back to surfing, which he described as his “life” in 2015.”
Surfing is a huge part of my life, but I’ve been struggling with it for so long,” he said.”
It’s not a choice for me, it’s my life.
I can’t go surfing anymore.
“Marquez’s record breaking streak is a record held for more than a decade, and he has won eight times.