Aussie stunt rider Robbie Maddison has just shat in the face of danger, logic and reality by surfing one of the world’s most terrifying breaks ON A MOTHER FLIPPIN’ DIRT BIKE.
The 34-year-old Kiama-bred daredevil revved his way across the treacherous waters of Tahiti’s Teahupoo, a break that pretty much gives the entire surfing community – including noted shark-puncher Mick Fanning – the willies, and carved it up like your mum’s Sunday roast.
Science rather than voodoo is likely how mad man Maddo was able to pull off the stunt, with his two-wheeler mounted on some form of ski and fitted with some form of propeller.
“If I hadn’t been a surfer at heart, I couldn’t have pulled it off,” the FMX champ told Surfer Magazine, explaining that his experiences growing up on the beaches south of Sydney gave him the cajones he needed to pull off the batshit crazy stunt.
“I’ve surfed since I was 8 years old. I’ve been a surfer for like 26 years. If I wasn’t a surfer growing up there’s no way I would have ever even imagined this, not to mention have had the knowledge of how to read the wave,” he said.
“I was only comfortable in this scenario because I’ve spent the majority of my life dropping in on waves.”
A magnificent mind-fuck of a video, entitled Pipe Dream, shows the whole thing unfold, thanks to his sponsor, DC shoes. Check it out below.
— Robbie Maddison (@RobbieMaddison) August 2, 2015