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Sports enthusiasts use flooding as opportunity to go surfing in middle of the countryside

Equipped with a surfboard, a long rope and a solid four-wheel drive, three extreme sports enthusiasts plow their way through the picturesque country lanes of southern England.

Fri, Jan 10, 2014, 16:50

For three extreme sports enthusiasts armed with a remote-controlled drone, the clouds that have ended up flooding large parts of Britain had a genuinely silver lining - an opportunity to go surfing in the middle of the countryside.

Equipped with a surfboard, a long rope and a solid four-wheel drive, they ploughed their way through the picturesque country lanes of southern England. A remote-controlled drone equipped with a camera recorded their antics most normally associated with Hawaii or the Atlantic.

The three - Thomas Westcott, Nick Druce and Howard Wagstaff - had originally wanted to go kiteboarding in a flooded park.

“There wasn’t enough wind, so we decided to go surfing instead,” Westcott said.

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