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Man goes street surfing through flooded British town (VIDEO)

Eric Pfeiffer
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Ryan Hart surfs through the middle of a flooded U.K. town. (YouTube)

In the age of ridesharing, people are always coming up with new ways of getting to work. But Ryan Hart tried a unique approach, when he hitched a surfboard to the back of a pickup truck and surfed through the streets of a flooded English town.

'There were four of us and we thought we'd have a change and do some outdoor surfing," Hart told Metro U.K. "Me and a friend put a rope on the car and went for it. We didn't think it would work but it worked like a dream."

In the first section of the video, Hart rides his board upright through the flooded streets of Castleford, West Yorkshire, which, reported, recently suffered the worst storms in more than three decades.

Of course, a water-based jaunt through your local town square is not without its inherent risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that floodwaters often contain sewage and can be full of dangerous bacteria.

The World Health Organization adds that floodwaters can contain some very specific diseases, including typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, hepatitis A, malaria, dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, and West Nile fever.

Watch Hart's full voyage:

As for Hart, he made it through his surfing adventure unscathed, and the video has become something of a viral hit online.

"You don't normally find yourself surfing along a road. A few drivers passed us smiling and giving us the thumbs up," he said.

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