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.