- Chase Boehringer
- 45.06 kilometre(s) per hour
- Mexico (Paricutin Volcano near the city of Uruapan)
The fastest speed volcano surfing (standing) is 45.06 kmh (27.96 mph) and was achieved by Chase Boehringer (USA) in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico, on 24 January 2021.
Chase saw something that others said was impossible and wanted to test that. "I wanted to poke at it and see if it held up. It didn't and now I'm a Guinness World Records title holder."
Chase had to ride a horse for five hours after an eight hour bus ride just to get there, and the village near the volcano spoke a dialect of Spanish that Chase didn't understand." Because of this issue, I had to recruit help from people who had no idea what it is I was doing there. There was no area to slow down. There was just a steep volcano and then a large rock wall at the end. I had to come to terms with the fact the the only way to stop myself was to crash. The volcanic rock was so thick and soft I really struggled to get up to speed. It was embarrassing at the start and very frustrating. It was thick and soft at the start and hard and steep where I needed to crash.
After the attempt Chase had three weeks of terrible back pain. "I crashed end over end three times at full speed. I ended up going to a healer in the mystical forest of Mexico, laying in a stream for 3-4 hours. When I came out, I had no more pain. It was wild."