Surfing across the English Channel?

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    Do you think that surfing across the English channel would be a good idea? I think I would like to try it. I know that there were some attempts to swim across it. But what if I surf across it? What's your take?
     
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    Be sure to smear yourself with plenty of hog lard.

    Good luck.
     
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    The English Channel is the world's busiest sea lane, and it's tightly monitored. Unauthorised crossing, by any means, will incur a fine of £10,000.
     
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    That didn't stop Top Gear.
     
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    Top Gear gets the lion's share of the BBC's budget, thus, if they did indeed cross the Channel without permission, which I believe they sought (despite the appearance of the Coastguard spotter plane), the fine would be a drop in the ocean (pun intended). Your average Joe, however, might find that fine too greater cost to bear.

    Either way, the English Channel is roughly 27 miles from Dover to Calais. A wave wouldn't last that long.
     

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