A man in south-west China has decided to beat the rush hour commute by paddleboarding across a river to get to work. Every day, Liu Fucao crosses the Yangtze River to reach his office in the district of Wanzhou, Chongqing.
The 29-year-old’s office is on the north bank of the river, but he lives on the south bank. It used to take him an hour to drive to work through rush hour traffic. Nowadays, it takes him only six minutes via paddleboard.
Liu told reporters:
“Taking my own car would take at least 30 minutes and taking the bus would take more than an hour. It’s never reliable.
It’s little more than 1,000 meters (across the river), but if I drive my car, I have to take detours to get to work.”
In a feature from Pear Video, Liu is seen paddling across the Yangtze River in his work shirt and pants. He brings with him a bag containing his laptop and coat, which he puts on as soon as he arrives at the opposite end of the river.
To prevent himself from drowning, Liu wears a trusty life jacket and secures his right ankle on a leash attached to the paddleboard.
Liu is a professional paddleboarder and would like to remind everyone that this method of commuting for work isn’t for everyone and should only be taken with experience and a waterproof backpack. He shared that he received professional training before starting his new route.
Although his innovative alternative to the typical commutes is quite unique, he is not the first to paddle board across large stretches of water for work. A New York resident garnered attention last year when he was spotted tackling the Hudson River in his suit.
That man is Scott Holt who lives in Jersey City. He later revealed that he decided to paddleboard to arrive at his meeting on time.
Watch the video here:
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