Monday, June 18, 2012
A record-breaking weekend

When Nik Wallenda walked a tightrope across Niagara Falls on Friday, he walked into history, and an enormous crowd was there to witness it.

Wallenda went 18,000 feet in 25 minutes, making him the first person in recent history to make the daredevil tightrope walk. Allison Perfetti is one of those who won’t soon forget seeing it.

“Nik waved to the crowd and blew kisses, got up on the wire and crossed his fingers, and never wavered,” explained Perfetti, who lives in Lewiston, New York.

“He stopped and kneeled with a few feet to go and ran the rest of the way to the Canadian side.”

Perfetti got a photo of Wallenda making the record-breaking walk, with her eight-year-old daughter looking on.

Alex Brown was visiting from Denver, Colorado,to witness the big moment as well.

He got a wide shot showing the tremendous length that Wallenda had to walk to get from one side to the other.

“We were watching him on the America side and to to see him disappear on the America side was spectacular,” he said.

Wallenda’s walk was not the only world record featured on iReport this weekend. In the grand tradition of the “world’s tallest cat,” Tony Perri caught a memorable moment on Imperial Beach in California, involving a world record that’s more of the canine variety.

“Everyone cheered loudly when the world record was set for most dogs surfing on one surfboard,” said Perri.

Yes, you read that right: a father and daughter's pups broke a world record on Saturday, just in time for Father’s Day, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition.

“People were thrilled to see dogs surf.  They were very audible, cheering on the pups and giving them encouragement,” he said.

The dogs tried twice and wiped out, but the third time was the charm. “They caught a wave and rode it for ten seconds.”

Perri captured it all on video for iReport. He said footage of the event will be sent to the Guinness Book of World records for official documentation, and there’s a good chance they will attempt to break the record (or records – they believe that three were broken - "most amount of dogs surfing on one board at one time, "most amount of dogs surfing on one board at one time with a human" and "most amount of dogs surfing on one board at one time with two humans") once again when the event happens again next year.

Whether you’ve witnessed a daring feat or an offbeat occasion, we’d love to see more of these world record attempts on iReport. Upload your photos or video here, and check out more images of these record breaking moments here and here.

2 Comments
June 18, 2012
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I've covered many world records and the Dog Surfing was the best! Glad I was there :)

June 20, 2012
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If dogs are surfing in Indonesia is it Breaking News?

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