Tairua man wakeboards on flooded rugby field

  • 29/04/2018

Many parts of the country experienced flooding this weekend, but one Tairua man didn't let the weather get him down.

Video supplied to Newshub by Coromandel local Thelma Brooke shows an enormous puddle on Tairua Rugby Field, close to the base of Mt Paku.

Multiple people were playing in the water, but one took it to the extreme.

A car can be seen driving past the field, towing a man balancing on a surfboard. He successfully wakeboards the entire length of the large puddle to the laughter and cheers of those watching.

A storm system has caused havoc throughout the Coromandel as well as Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.

In Rotorua, a stream burst its banks and trapped dozens of people at popular tourist attraction the Agrodome.