Tahitian Bike Surfing Is Now A Thing According to Robbie Maddison
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If you plan on surfing Tahitian waters, consider bringing out your dirt bike and leave the surfboard at home.
The notion sounds ridiculous, but that’s exactly what plays out in the latest viral video to take over the Internet.
It comes by way of DC Shoes, which decided the best way to sell some kicks is to film Robbie Maddison riding a motorbike on water.
Good job on the whole thinking outside the box, DC.
What is an obviously entertaining video is also a treat for those who can’t help but admire the beauty of the area.
So here is your look at Tahiti by way of some truly remarkable ends:
DC Shoes explains on YouTube: “DC presents Robbie 'Maddo' Maddison’s ‘Pipe Dream,’ giving the world a chance to witness history being made as Maddo rides his dirt bike on the powerful and iconic waves of Tahiti. From his helmet to motocross boots, Maddo was dressed for FMX when he took his dirt bike into the unchartered saltwater terrain of the Pacific Ocean in French Polynesia. For nearly two years, Robbie has been focused on making surfing on his motorbike a reality. His efforts paid off in Tahiti, where he rode the world famous waves at Teahupoo and Papara.”
SurferMag.com spoke with the mad Maddison who explained that the stunt was dangerous and terrifying: “The thing that sticks with me the most after that whole experience was how physically demanding it was. Honestly, I really thought that getting the right wave would have been easier [Laughs]. I don’t think the photos or video show how physical it was. You can’t see that when the wave broke right behind me, I honestly thought that might be the end of my life. I’ve never felt like I was in the wrong place at the wrong time more than I did right there. It was a near-death experience.”
So if you are planning on dropping in on Teahupoo, perhaps bring the board after all. The waters are inviting and a bit more forgiving if you travel by board rather than anything on two wheels.
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