For many people the daily rush hour commute is one of the worst parts of the day.

But for David Grimes, who simply sails past all the traffic, it is one of the best.

Every morning, instead of donning his suit and tie, the 37-year-old from Shoreham puts on his wetsuit and kitesurfs into the office.

He arrives, wet but exhilarated on Brighton beach, just in time for a quick change back into his smart clothes before sitting down at his desk for a day's work.

Mr Grimes said: "It's a great workout and it's a really fun way of getting to work. It certainly beats being stuck in the traffic.

"The wind we get here on the coast is predominantly south westerly so it takes me right along from Shoreham to Brighton in about the same time it would take me to drive, around half an hour."

Once he has ridden the waves to work Mr Grimes pulls up on a slipway south of Middle Street, Brighton, where he hauls all his equipment up the beach.

He then hot foots it up to his office, Gmac Commercial Finance in Church Street, Brighton where he works as an IT manager.

He said: "I've never heard of anyone else kitesurfing into work. I'm lucky in that the locations I do it from, Shoreham to Brighton, work for me and it's pretty quick. Others might not be so lucky.

"I've been doing it for about four years now and it just beats sitting in the traffic.

"I do a lot of kitesurfing at the weekend too, not just during the week. I got into it because I saw other people doing it and just thought it looked like a lot of fun."

Because of the way the wind blows, it would take Mr Grimes more than two hours to kitesurf home. Instead he simply hops on the bus with all his gear and makes his way back to Shoreham.

Kitesurfing has grown massively in popularity right along the Sussex coast in recent years.

The distinctive large kites can often be spotted being used on beaches right along the coast, particularly in Shoreham, Lancing and Worthing.

Mr Grimes is by no means the only person who uses an unusual method of transport to get to work.

Last year The Argus reported how Brighton painter and decorator Rory Kells, 42, skateboards to work each day.

He went on to complete a 300-mile round trip on the long board from Brighton to Newquay, in aid of children's charity, the NSPCC.