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Russia: Surfs up! Flooded football stadium becomes surfer destination00:39

Russia: Surfs up! Flooded football stadium becomes surfer destination

Russian Federation, Khabarovsk
September 7, 2013 at 13:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Surfs up! Flooded football stadium becomes surfer destination

Local surfers were amped to catch big waves at Khabarovsk Lenina Stadium, Saturday, after the home arena of the local football club SKA-Energiya in the eastern city was inundated with water.

The floods have cost the country nearly $1 billion (€7.5 million). Nevertheless, opportunistic windsurfers addressed the stadium's administration with a request to use the field for catching the wind, and made a Russian "pipeline" out of an otherwise costly situation.

Even if the spot is not really suitable for the most extreme wave-hunters, surfers like Eugeniy will still enjoy the waters. Eugeniy commented, "Why here? There are almost perfect conditions for surfing at this place, that's why. If there would also be wind, that would be ideal."

The floods in Russia's far-east are the worst for some 120 years.

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Russia: Surfs up! Flooded football stadium becomes surfer destination

Local surfers were amped to catch big waves at Khabarovsk Lenina Stadium, Saturday, after the home arena of the local football club SKA-Energiya in the eastern city was inundated with water.

The floods have cost the country nearly $1 billion (€7.5 million). Nevertheless, opportunistic windsurfers addressed the stadium's administration with a request to use the field for catching the wind, and made a Russian "pipeline" out of an otherwise costly situation.

Even if the spot is not really suitable for the most extreme wave-hunters, surfers like Eugeniy will still enjoy the waters. Eugeniy commented, "Why here? There are almost perfect conditions for surfing at this place, that's why. If there would also be wind, that would be ideal."

The floods in Russia's far-east are the worst for some 120 years.