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Street Surfing

Old people and computers mix about as well as old people and skateboards. Utah’s KLS 5 TV news did a story on the nationwide trend of car surfing, or being pulled behind a car on a skateboard. They call it a nationwide phenomenon because they found four (yes, 4!!!) videos of car surfing on YouTube. Better call out the National Guard! Actually, the term “car surfing” refers to climbing out of your car and standing on top while it coasts, but the fact that there are some 700 plus videos of that on Youtube didn’t deter the aged staff of KLS 5 in Salt Lake City Utah from making up their own terminology and declaring it a trend. (Car Surfing Becoming a Dangerous Trend in Utah!) The guy in the top shot is actually wearing a lei while riding to the soundtrack of the Beach Boys Surfin USA. Of course, there is the obligatory Back to the Future reference. The main point of the news piece is to point out how dangerous car surfing is. They even bring in an “injury prevention specialists” to corroborate the obvious. Lei boy wipes out after his so-called friends start pelting him with sports equipment, and the guy in the bottom right really eats it really hard. You can watch them both after the jump. If you are one of our Utah readers who happened to catch this news report on tape, please get in contact, I’d like to get a copy for a project we’re working on. [Update: The Interweb™ ate my post! I fixed the missing content.]

Car Surfing Becoming a Dangerous Trend in Utah

You’ll have to watch this story on the KLS 5 web site. Remember, if anyone has this on tape, we want a copy.

car surfing

Car surfing in the suburbs

Nice outfit and 80’s board. A+ for attention to detail.

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