Offbeat Video

By Ben Walley 


This move must take a lot of TRAIN-ING!

Video footage shows experienced train surfer Skate hopping onto the roof of a commuter train in Cape Town, South Africa.

Moving along under high voltage power lines, he remains fully upright as the train approaches a bridge.

In a Matrix-style manoeuvre, he then bends backwards just in time to squeeze under the bridge and avoid smashing his head.

Onlookers on the train and on a nearby platform then break out into shouts and cheers.

The video was taken by 23-year-old account executive Ricardo Afrika.

Ricardo said: “I was just travelling on the train and I saw this guy surfing it so I decided to film it.

“It happens almost every day.

“The person doing it is known as Skate. He works in construction, but he has been train surfing for 15 years.

“It’s always the same train he jumps on, and he does it purely for the adrenaline.

“This time he was on there for about 45 minutes.

“It’s obviously pretty dangerous but I don’t think they care.”