Surfing on a Dirt Bike

This amazing video shows motorcycle daredevil Robbie Maddison, who once set a world record for the longest motorcycle jump, riding his bike out on the water like it is a surfboard.

My first thought was that he was riding a motorized surfboard rigged to look like a dirt bike.


That's a completely functional dirt bike. You can see that at the beginning of the video, during which Maddison rides the bike over land, right into the water. He's equipped it with outriggers that make it amphibious.

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In this promotional video for DC Shoes, Maddison surfs his bike off the coast of Tahiti. Surfer magazine asked Maddison how he came up with this idea. He responded:

Well, I grew up surfing, and my wife is a big-time wakeboard champion, so every time we’re home in Australia we’re in boats, on the water, etc. I guess the idea originally came from—well I mean I’m obviously a motorcycle guy—but I was on the back of a boat and we were cruising along the river and I’m looking at the wake coming up the back, watching her wakeboard, and something clicked in my head. I fantasized putting skis on a bike and riding on water. It was a stupid vision at the time, but I kept toying with it, playing with designs and concepts, and eventually it became a reality.

-via Jalopnik

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