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Sea of Thongs: Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge

Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge

Wearing thongs is as Australian as eating Vegemite. So on Australia Day January 26, giant inflatable thongs will take to iconic Australian beaches for the world record attempt at the number of people joined to create the longest line of inflatable thongs in the ocean.

Now in its 6th year, the Havaianas Thong Challenge was born along Sydney’s Coogee Beach with a world record of 863 people floating over hot pink inflatable airbeds in the shape of a giant thong. The event has since moved to the north end of Bondi Beach and includes beaches in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

Registration opens at 7am with the activities starting from 9am. Three attempts at the world record will take place and in keeping with true Aussie style, there will be a barbecue.

So put on your best thongs, take along some Australiana memorabilia and head over to the participating beach in your state for a fun day out. There are plenty of photo opportunities for spectators before and during the world record attempt. And if you’re inclined to join in the world record attempt, the fee is $AUD25 if you register in advance. The giant inflatable thongs will be yours to keep and wear which ever way you like!

See Photos of the 2011 Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge

* thongs (Aus) = flip flops (US)

Havaianas Thong Challenge

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