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Aussie breaks record for world's longest surf session



Australian former professional surfer Blake Johnston has officially broken the record for the world's longest surf session, and will spend an epic 40 hours in the water at Sydney's Cronulla beach.

Hundreds of locals and surfers lined the sand at Cronulla to see the 40-year-old break the record at 7:11am AEDT this morning with a session lasting more than 30 hours and 11 minutes.

But the surf school owner isn't finished yet – he plans to stay in the water until 5pm today to set a new record of 40 hours.

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Johnston is raising money for the Chumpy Pullin Foundation and youth mental health, and has raised more than $200,000 so far.

The team behind him say blindness, infected ears, dehydration, sleep deprivation, hypothermia, sharks, drowning are all factors in his record-breaking attempt.

"I thought, I could just do it. I can run for forty hours," says Johnston.

"But, this way, I can surf with people, bring in the community and make a difference for the future."

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