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St. Petersburg Man Takes a Wakeboard Ride Down Flooded City Street

Mike Milenin / Instagram

When a rainy day foils your plans, all that’s left to do is surf away the blues — even if you’re in Russia’s second-largest city and nowhere near the beach.

After a heavy rainfall submerged St. Petersburg’s roads in water, Russian wakeboarder Mike Milenin saw the opportunity and took it, hopping on his board for a thrilling ride through a giant puddle.

The video posted to Milenin’s Instagram shows him being towed by a car through the city surf, pulling off a few impressive jumps and pivots as lightning flashes in the sky.

St. Petersburg’s fontanka.ru news website later tracked down the wakeboarder and learned that the video had been filmed for an advertisement — so maybe don’t try this one at home.

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