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Southern California is expecting some of the heaviest rainfall the region has seen in quite some time. An area that has experienced historical drought conditions in recent years has received more than 13 inches of rain in the past four months, which is more than double the average amount for the period, according to the LA Times.

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So what else would you do if you were both a Southern Cali native and a professional watercraft champion? You’d hit the flooded California streets on a jet ski and show off your skills, and two-time IFWA (International Freeride Watercraft Association) Freeride World Champion Mark Gomez did exactly that.

Well, that sure is one way to take advantage of a crappy situation.

On this stormy Sunday this little 550 screamed up this little 8 inch Yale street gutter river like an angry race gas burning salmon up stream!! After years of my brother Philip Gomez and I waiting for the rainy day stars to align. That was for us both being home and it to be raining just hard enough to get our street gutters to flood enough so I could try to ride up our street in Fullerton, CA. We tried it before but couldn't get it with the help of the neighborhood I pulled it off! First attempt was filmed from the bottom of the hill, I made it all the way up my street, turned right and had to stop because of a parked car blocking my river! This second attempt got almost as far until I clipped the curb which sent me into the shallow spot toward a soft abrupt stop, but thankfully my chin cushioned the blow haha. Such a rad home experience. #bucketlist #liverideescape #Jetski #Fullerton #kawasaki550 @mystiklubes @worxracing @Hydroturf @dasaracing @tcfreeride @liquidmilitia @jetpilotcompany @bombereyewear @skattrak @jet.renu @700pirate #rickter #ESUArmor @salty_investments #factoryzero #hotproducts #coldfusion #kmgracing #performancefiberglass * Jukin Media Verified * Find this video and others like it by visiting For licensing / permission to use, please email licensing(at)jukinmedia(dot)com.

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