Garmin Foretrex catches a record wave, makes it official


Serginho_Laus_Recorde_2009_ GPS_POROROCA_2009_Low For those of us at Garmin's landlocked U.S. headquarters in the Midwest, the only surfing we do is online. So you can imagine how thrilled we were to hear from our Brazilian colleagues that our Foretrex 201 was used to document and certify a new world record in one of the northernmost points in Brazil in the State of Amapa which borders French Guiana. According to World Surfing News, "Professional surfer Serginho Laus broke the world record for surfing the Pororoca in the Araguari River, State of Amapá for the second time on June 8, 2009. …The specialist in tidal waves reached the distance of 11.8 km in 36 minutes of an uninterrupted wave that varied from one-half to one-meter high."

Congratulations to Serginho and to the engineers behind the Foretrex family, which just added two new models, the Foretrex 401 and Foretrex 301, both with high-sensitivity GPS receivers. Maybe we should have Serginho try it again, this time with the Garmin blog team there to chronicle his efforts.

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