What Should You Do When The Streets Are Flooded? Get Your Wakeboard Out!
When it rains, it pours. When that happens, you can either sit at home, or get on your board.
Some times rain destroys all your plans and forces you to hide indoors. Other times, though, it does exactly the opposite.
Meet the wakeboarders who made the most of a rainy day in Charleston, South California, when the streets completely flooded this week. Instead of sulking around, they made a couple of kickers and started shredding water.
The course spent about half an our to create, but the riders managed to ride the 10-inch water for about triple that time, told filmmaker Adam Boozer.
The guys winching Chucktown aren't the first folk to get on board with a bit of rain though. In 2010, this dude rode the rain in Rio after a rare heavy fall in Brazil...
While that was more pinning puddles than slamming tsunami waves though, these Russians got a bit more road to play with when they took on street boarding in 2012:
And there was the woman who gave it a shot in Czech Republic as well - with a fairly decent amount of success...
The next example features some dodgy camera work meanwhile, but it looks pretty damn awesome when it gets going.
The backdrop, the urban streets and the cool shredding make this pretty damn cool:
There are plenty more awesome videos of rainy-day wakeboarders out there too. But this last one is for those reading this and complaining that they'll never get to give it a go because of their sun-drenched climate...
The video comes from Saudi Arabia, where Hussein Gazzaz has taking his wake talents to the streets of Jeddah - despite the fact that there isn't a drop of water in sight.
Apparently, Hussein has broken his arm eight times doing this. That's a pretty gnarly record, and we can certainly imagine that it isn't the safest of sports.
They ride ramps, street and sand, and while the board must take a bit of a beating, this looks like a hell of a lot of fun.