Daredevil is filmed SURFING on a flooded highway in Santa Cruz as storm dumps heavy rain on the West Coast
- The viral video of the energetic young surfer was seen wearing a dark wetsuit while surfing as a black vehicle dragged him across the flooded road.
- The Bay Area was hit with heavy rain this week, described by a local meteorologist as a “storm parade.”
- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the entire Bay Area beginning Friday night through Saturday night.
A daredevil was seen surfing the flooded roads in Santa Cruz making the most of the area’s excessive rains that hit the Bay Area this week.
The viral video of the energetic young surfer, whose name was not identified, was seen in a dark wetsuit surfing while being pulled by a black vehicle. On Wednesday, Action Sports Construction posted the video to its Instagram page with the caption: “Typical California Winter.”
The Category 3 atmospheric river that struck California’s central coast earlier this week inundated areas of Santa Cruz County and caused extensive flooding in the Rio Del Mar neighborhood, one of the small towns that make up the unincorporated community of Aptos, California.
The area’s heavy downpours dumped 3 inches of rain and some residents woke up to more than a foot of water outside their doors. R.ainwater is blocked from draining through the pipes due to nearby Aptos Creek, ppublic works officials said KTLA News informed.
The Rio del Mar neighborhood floods near the beach every winter when excessive rain falls, and it’s also a time when local surfers are known to grab their surfboards and catch a wave any way they can. While surfing high above, they also keep a close eye on Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies who may be nearby.
A daredevil, who was not identified, was seen navigating flooded roads in Santa Cruz making the most of the excessive rains that hit the Bay Area this week.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the Bay Area beginning Tuesday morning as the region was hit with heavy rain and weather experts predicted another severe storm was expected later this week. CBS San Francisco informed.
KRON meteorologist Kyla Grogan described the system as a “storm parade.”
Grogan reported that “one system after another will inundate the Bay Area and a good part of the West Coast with rain for the next seven days.”
He explained that the storm is an atmospheric river, sometimes referred to as the ‘Pineapple Express’, ‘because of the column of moisture that extends to Hawaii, which brings successive storms.’
He warned that “while rain is welcome, it also carries dangers of flooding.”
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the entire Bay Area beginning Friday night through Saturday night.
This isn’t the first time a video like this has gone viral, during a severe storm in 2018 another California surf enthusiast found a novel way to catch a wave after thunderstorms flooded the local streets.
Lukas Soelberg was captured on video navigating the flooded streets of downtown Oceanside, California, wearing what appeared to be a hoodie and shorts, swaying carefully as he rode a light-colored surfboard behind the white pickup truck that was towing him. . down the street
The surfer on his green surfboard is seen holding onto a tow rope as he glides through flood waters in the Rio del Mar neighborhood.
The area’s heavy downpours dumped 3 inches of rain and some residents woke up to more than a foot of water outside their doors. Public works officials said stormwater is unable to drain through the pipes due to nearby Aptos Creek, KTLA News reported.
Another action image of the young surfer trying to catch a wave during the storm current that hit the Santa Cruz area this week.