You can’t keep a Capetonian down, or out the water, even in torrential downpour. A video posted of a man surfing through water puddles on a local Facebook Group, called Bloubergstranders, kept locals thoroughly entertained on this icy cold day.

Under Level 3 regulations, surfers have not been permitted to get back into the water, but that didn’t put a damper on his spirit.

Carol De Klerk shot the video at 12.15pm on Wednesday morning along the beach road in Blouberg.  She captioned it “When you not allowed to surf you improvise”. The video shows a white bakkie pulling a surfer, clad in a wet suit, through water puddles on the side of the road. He even attempts a few turns and pulls them off.

By the looks of the video, the man is clearly skilled at surfing, he makes it seem so effortless.

“This is why I love Cape Town” and “Only in Cape Town” are some of the comments on the video.

Videos: Carol De Klerk

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Nidha Narrandes

Nidha Narrandes is a food-obsessed travel addict with 21 years of journalism experience. Her motto - Travel. Eat. Repeat. She is happiest on a road to nowhere without a plan. A masterchef at home, she can't do without chilli - because chilli makes the world a tastier place.