Caucasians Surfing and Having Fun Amid The Floods In Jakarta


From DetikNews:

Insane! Flooding in Glodok, And This Bule Goes Surfing

Maybe this New Zealand citizen should participate in a crazy foreigner television show. Daniel (30), was seen having fun amid the flood in Jakarta. He creatively hired a motorcycle and asked the driver to pull him, while he stood on a surfboard. Insane!

Spotted by Detik News’ crew in front of the Bank Mandiri Museum in Glodok, Jakarta, Daniel was relaxing with his surfboard. Dressed in a black shirt, brown shorts, and black converse shoes, he was seen ‘riding the wave’.


Initially, he tried to surf by himself but kept on falling down. A little boy who saw Daniel in action was laughing at his unsuccessful attempts.

“This is evacuation, evacuation,” said Daniel politely when asked.

He claimed to be the guitarist of a punk rock band named Citizen Useless. The band had performed at several places in Jakarta. Daniel lives in Apartment Pluit and was heading to a friend’s house in Apartment Rasuna.


Aware of the flood, he carried his own surfboard and hired a motorcycle driver to pull him. Daniel was then busy surfing, acting as though he was on a beach.

“The flooding in Jakarta happens once every 5 years and there is nothing else we can do. I will still live in Jakarta,” explained Daniel in English.

Pictures of other foreigners seen having fun amid the flooding in Indonesia:



Comments from Kaskus:


Is there even a wave on the water??


Maybe there are no floods in his native country [New Zealand]. Haha.


Hahaha. This bule is hillarious! What a BUGIL (Bule Gila) [literally “white crazy” or “crazy foreigner”].


Why not add speedboat rentals as well??


Don’t forget to take a shower and wash your feet too afterwards! Otherwise, you might get some skin diseases.


This bule is NOT insane! The city of Jakarta is the one that’s insane.. How come its streets are flooded like a sea?



Enjoy Jakarta! The Venice of Southeast Asia! Experience surfing between cars and motorcycles on Jakarta’s main street!

Herman Syah:

Since we know that flooding will happen in Jakarta once every 5 years, why don’t we advertise it to foreigners so they will come and surf here?

Oktavia Legoh:

Creative and positive thinking!



Yay! You can surf for free now, rather than paying an expensive fee for it in Bali!

Fauzan illah:

Go home mate…You’re DRUNKKKK!!!!


This is what you call enjoying the flood… that way we won’t get stressed out. (^_^)

What do you think? Ever had fun in a flood?


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