Surfer Drops in to Backyard Break After Queensland Floods

A surfer got gnarly in a flooded yard in Townsville, Queensland, after the region was hit by severe rainfall on Wednesday, January 30.

In this video, shared to Instagram, a man glides across a flooded backyard on a surfboard as an excited dog bounds alongside him.

A number of properties in the area were flooded after Wednesday’s storm dumped 108mm of rain in the region. A property in Bluewater, north of Townsville, was also flooded, as was another residence at Yabulu, the ABC reported.

The Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland issued a warning for flash flooding in the area and said the heavy rainfall would continue. Credit: @chele_bero via Storyful