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Casey Neistat surfs on the East River in New York City

A man who dared to take to the New York City streets for a snowboarding adventure in 2016 has stepped his game this summer, with a wicked surfing video on the East River.

YouTube vlogger Casey Neistat was quick to ditch the brutal heat over the weekend for the not-so-clean waters of the East River, Sunday, for the video ‘SURF NEW YORK CITY.’

The video opens with a local weatherman speaking about New York’s triple digit heat index as Neistat and his accomplices gear up for the water. 

YouTube vlogger Casey Neistat enjoyed a day of water sports on the East River in New York City on Sunday

As the daredevil and his pals make their way through the polluted river, a NYPD officer tell them that they can't swim in the water

As the daredevil and his pals make their way through the polluted river, a NYPD officer tell them that they can’t swim in the water

As the daredevil and his pals make their way through the polluted river, a NYPD boat can be seen making its way toward them. 

‘Casey, you can’t be swimming in the East River,’ an officer can be heard screaming at the group, but they don’t seem dissuaded from their goal. 

The video shows different clips of Neistat and his crew doing an assortment of water sports on the river, including jet skiing, wakeboarding and more.

The video shows combines different clips of Neistat and his crew doing an assortment of water sports on the river, including jet skiing, wakeboarding and more

The video shows combines different clips of Neistat and his crew doing an assortment of water sports on the river, including jet skiing, wakeboarding and more

He then can be seen holding onto an American flag as he boards past the Statue of Liberty

He then can be seen holding onto an American flag as he boards past the Statue of Liberty

At one point, Neistat gets a good whiff of the East River’s aroma, shouting ‘Oh it smells terrible!’

He then can be seen holding onto an American flag as he boards past the Statue of Liberty. 

‘Should I get in the water? Check out the foot straps that I made this morning,’ he stated, motioning for the camera to look at the canon camera strap that he has fashioned into a safety measure.

Neistat manages to surf on the river with the help of a flying drone

Neistat manages to surf on the river with the help of a flying drone

The camera shows Neistat gearing up for his next stunt, as a cameraman shares his disbelief that the man will actually be able to surf on the river. 

But using a high-powered flying drone, Neistat rides along the back of a boat until he can grasp unto the drone’s tether.

And with enough speed, he is able to glide across the water almost effortlessly.   

As Neistat skates, the crowd goes crazy with excitement.     



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