Matt Lauer ‘surfs’ NYC streets on his way to NBC, arrives late at work for the first time (Video)

By on Oct 27, 2012 in Television, United States, Weird Comments

Matt Lauer ‘surfs’ on the streets of New York City on his way to NBC on Friday, October 26, 2012, as shown in the video below, and arrived late for his work, his first time ever. He later apologized and explained that he was just trying a new way to commute go to his work.

Matt Lauer surfing NBC Today show

Matt Lauer, ‘surfing’ in NYC street
Image Credit: NBC’s Today video

As aired at NBC‘s Today show on Friday morning, Matt Lauer, wearing a complete work suit, rode a motor-operated surfboard and “surfed” down 49th street on his way to work. He was seen “arriving” late for his work in the show. The stunt was being believed to attract viewers against its competitor, ABC‘s ‘Good Morning America‘.

“Where in the world is @MLauer? Not in his seat – show starts in 7 mins. Looks like I’m doing @todayshow alone.” Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) tweeted on Friday, along with a link to a photo of an empty chair of Mitt Lauer, who “arrived” at Studio 1A minutes after the broadcast began.

“Good morning and welcome to a freaky Friday. I have to say this is a very unusual way to start the show, there is no Matt. But apparently he is on his way, and I think we do have a camera with him outside.” Guthrie told the televiewers when the show started, and video showing Lauer “surfing” was shown.

“The waves on Madison were huge. It was a little rough getting across Central Park.” Matt jokingly told Savannah when he arrived on the studio, after removing his helmet. He was seen grabbing a cup of hot coffee and later a newspaper from a stranger as he surfed his way to work.

Apparently, Lauer‘s surfing was the idea of viral video artists James Percelay and Michael Krivicka whose company ThinkModo created a similar film to promote the movie ‘Chasing Mavericks,’ who were later both being interviewed on the show.

Matt Lauer ‘surfs’ the streets of New York City on his way to NBC
Video Credit: NBC

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