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This Guy Wakeboarding On A Toboggan Is Just So Beautifully Canadian

Hang ten there, bud.

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Wakeboarding on a toboggan. Like a goddamn maple-scented champ.

Chris Bear

"I grew up at Madge Lake and my friends and I, as long as we’ve been driving boats, have been coming up with crazy things to pull behind boats," Bear told BuzzFeed Canada.

After finding his childhood toboggan collecting dust in the rafters, he took it down to the lake earlier this month to see if he could surf on it.

"It was either gonna work or it wasn’t."

And it totally did. Look at this most glorious feat.

Chris Bear / Facebook / Via Facebook: video.php

"I did get up on the first attempt and I rode it a little but I wasn’t carving it up 'til the third attempt," said Bear.

The cracks in the toboggan made it a bit tough to keep afloat, but Bear makes it look like a piece of cake.

The video now has more than 350,000 views and "especially the Canadians seem to like it," said Bear.

Bear and his friends are planning on a few modifications to make the toboggan more lake-worthy, so this isn't the last we'll see of what is the most Canadian surfing ever recorded.

Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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