Man In Business Suit Paddleboards To Work Across Hudson River To Save Money

June 26, 2018


This is a short video captured by passengers aboard a New York Waterway Ferry of a man in a full business suit paddleboarding to work (previously: a German man who swims to work). Personally, I would have ridden a shark but that's just me and Aquaman owes me a solid.

That man is Scott Holt - he lives in Jersey City. He told Eyewitness News he decided to paddle to work to save some money, but there was still the risk of ruining an expensive suit.

"There were wakes hitting me from all different directions and that got a little hard to get surprised by a wave," Holt said. "I for sure almost went in a couple times."

Holt says it took him about a half hour to get across, but he says he made his morning meeting on time.

Just exactly how important was that morning meeting? Because I missed a meeting this morning because my favorite organic, Fair Trade certified coffee shop had a line clear out the door, but you don't see me sweating it, do you? "You got fired." Sure, sure, but you know what they say -- when one door closes, another one opens. Unfortunately for me there, there were also building security guards behind that door, and they were both strong and no-nonsense.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to K Diddie, who agrees now there's a boss who leads by example. "He's not the boss." Then what the hell is he doing this for?


  • The_Wretched

    How much is he spending on shoes and socks though?

  • Jenness

    Fake news. LOL. The real story is the guy is a struggling artist (Comedian) and was trying to make a meeting to meet a new Manager. “I was trying to meet a manager to represent me to be a comedian, but that meeting didn’t go as well as the commute,” Holt lamented. “So I’m still on the market for a manager.”

    It's reported correctly on a bunch of sites - funny how the news changes details and ends up making completely false stories. Well not funny. It's sad.

  • Adibobea9

    Hopefully with the money saved, he can buy a kayak, pedal boat, jet ski, etc so he can look less ridiculous as time goes on…

  • adsffda

    I'm surprised this isn't somehow illegal/nobody picked him up to issue a fine.

    edit- turns out he was picked up for a lecture about why he can't do that, they just didn't mention it in the early articles

  • 600k?

    Why would it be illegal?

  • Scotty J

    Because everything cool is illegal.

  • Bling Nye

    Dude should just use a dry bag for his suit. And maybe a wet suit if hypothermia is a concern? Not sure what the water temp is there, but this fun little table gives you an idea of how fucked you can be if you're unprepared in cold water...

    Also, it's apparent this guy likes a good paddling. Butt who doesn't?

  • 100% this. Guy is wearing the suit catching wake like an idiot smelling like the goddamn hudson all day? Drybag that shit, or better yet... spend the goddamn $5 for the ferry?

  • Talon184

    He avoided falling in the water by constantly telling himself it was actually hot lava.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Interviewer: “What would you say would be one of your strengths?”

    Holt: “I own my own paddle bo-“


  • Mark

    Too bad he can only apply to jobs along the waterfront.

  • Bling Nye

    Thought for sure you were gonna go with a vertical video comment.


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