Back in 2006, Havaianas set out to break the record for the largest inflatable chain on one beach, with 863 people joining in on the fun. Year by year, the event has grown to include more and more people and multiple beaches across Australia. Unfortunately, the folk at Bondi have to wait another year to break the record. This last weekend, 2070 inflatable thongs floated in the warm water of the ocean and, although it was a record for the beach, it was 19 short of the same challenge at Cottlesoe Beach in Western Australia.
As mentioned, other Aussie beaches get in on the fun from coast to coast. Glenelg in South Australia, Torquay in Victoria and Mooloolaba in Queensland are the other sandy strips participating in breaking world records and celebrating all things Australian.