By Junior Sousa
A surfer stepping on to a simulator fell flat on his face into a painful looking scorpion pose.
Michael Wick was riding the fake waves in San Diego, California, when he stepped up for another ride.
Straightening up to start the course, the experienced surfer instantly falls directly on his face with his body bending into a scorpion position.
As onlookers burst out laughing, Michael is then washed away into the powerful waves.
Graham Banks, who filmed it all, said: “I laughed until I couldn’t breathe any more.
“Michael didn’t suffer any injuries apart from a bruised ego.”