Guy Surfing Waves In Tahiti On Modified Dirt Bike

August 3, 2015

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This is a video of stunt biker Robbie Maddison riding a specially modified dirt bike to surf the waves of Teahupoo and Papara in Tahiti. Did the size of his balls scare all the sharks away? Probably. Also I'm pretty sure the COMBINING of extreme sports is going to be the FUTURE of extreme sports. Just mash two together and, BWAM, an even EXTREMER sport. Go ahead -- try it. "Base jumping and sword swallowing." See? Now that's a Youtube video I would watch! Granted sword swallowing isn't really a sport, but you aren't really a person the teacher should ever call on.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Cryodore, who surfs waves the way Poseidon intended: carrying a trident to poke any would-be shark attackers.

  • The_Wretched

    Salt water on a mostly exposed engine...It'll be a short run either way. On the plus side, the rest of the people in the water will be safer without mr.dirt bike and his death machine.

  • Mik

    Tahiti? Its a magical place.

  • milan8888

    What would have been different if he just used a jetski instead?

  • Forgoten Null

    Jesus Christ on a bike!

  • Grand Old Drummer

    Does anyone remember the Human Giant skit where they combined extreme sports? I believe this is called durf bifing. Next thing you know they'll be skiing behind formula 1 cars and street luging on a swarm of bees.

  • beesty

    lol why is he wearing a helmet

  • If you watch the video, you see that he starts out on land, flying through the jungle, then gets on a narrow river choked with overhanging trees and whatnot. The helmet was absolutely called for.

  • Bling Nye

    Yeah, it's not like if he fell off he could hit his head on anything hard, like a motorcycle. It's not like if he hit his head he could lose consciousness and drown. It's not like there's no stupid questions, only inquisitive idiots...

  • So if he ever lets go of the gas, I assume he'd almost instantly sink, thereby flooding the bike, leaving him stranded out in the water? The bike would no doubt sink like a rock too.

    This is seriously so awesome, that added risk just makes it more awesome.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I was wondering if there was some contingency plan if the bike stalled, or the rider froze and maybe let off the gas, pulled the clutch lever, etc.

    I'm sure quick let off or gear change would be ok if he has good momentum but he'd have to shift fast.

  • jodyberry

    Ok just saw this comment:

    Saw this guy on SportsCenter earlier today. That last 20ft wave wiped him out. He lost handle of the bike and it actually hit him in the back underwater. He was fine. The bike was lost in the water for 90 minutes before its built-in flotation device deployed and they were able to recover it. Pretty awesome footage.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Alright. That's amusing.

    I wonder if it needed completely disassembled and rebuilt after this. Gonna say probably.

  • craig37f .

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! I want that bike!

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