Man boogie boards over Huka Falls

Huka Falls. Photo: Fairfax NZ

A man has gone over Huka Falls with nothing but a wetsuit and a boogie board.

The stunt, carried out by Hayley Pikuwai of Porirua, was captured on video and uploaded to Facebook, where it has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

Water Safety NZ has condemned his actions, however, using it as an example of why 85 per cent of preventable drownings are among men.

Huka Falls are on the Waikato River to the north of Lake Taupo. The volume of water flowing through the falls section of the river is about 220,000 litres per second - enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in 11 seconds.

The falls are around 11 metres high.

In November of last year a man's body was pulled from the stretch of water, which has claimed several lives.


Settle down, don't over react

Posted on 13-01-2017 13:44 | By Papamoaner

We all did silly stuff when we were young.


Posted on 13-01-2017 09:31 | By wtf

Stupid behaviour


Posted on 13-01-2017 08:56 | By overit

What a goose.

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