Viral Short “Pipe Dream” Reveals Making Surfing on a Motorbike a Reality

You don’t see a motocross bike riding gigantic waves in the ocean every day, right? Well, this is what the video below is all about. The Australian multiple world record holding motocross athlete Robbie “Maddo” Maddison takes his dirt bike on a crazy ride in the waters of the Southern Pacific near the shores of Tahiti conquering the world-famous waves at Teahupoo and Papara and giving the world a chance to witness history being made.

For more than 2.5 years the team behind the project has been working on creating and fiddling with a motocross bike that has a custom-made hydrofoils, a waterproof engine, and modified rear tires that let the vehicle ride equally well either on the ground or in the water. It’s something you truly have to see to believe it.

And, here is some even more appealing and fun to watch behind-the-scenes footage:

It’s quite obvious that there is no shortcut when it comes to following your dreams and turning them into reality. Often times you may come across seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet it doesn’t mean you have to give up the first time it happens. The key to success is constantly pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone no matter how long it may take.


As for the video above, it’s clear that some serious planning and hard work were involved. Supposedly, the whole thing was shot on various cameras ranging from GoPros to high-end cinema cameras considering the multiple angles and mind-boggling slow-motion parts in the edit. Whatever the case, it’s one of the most enjoyable and inspiring videos I’ve seen in a long time.

UPDATED (04/08/2015)

For those thinking that the underwater and POV shots were captured on a GoPro, may be surprised to learn (as we were) that the team who shot the video actually used the Sony FDR-X1000V 4K action camera to capture those immersive shots. The Sony 4K action cam GoPro challenger sells for about $498 at B&H and from the video above is certainly capable of delivering awesome shots intercut with A-cams.

[via: PetaPixel, source: DCSHOES]

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