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This Insane Motorcycle Surfing Shoot was 2.5 Years in the Making

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Surf photography doesn’t usually feature motorcycles, but this crazy shoot did. For its latest project titled “Pipe Dream,” DC Shoes partnered with Australian stunt bike rider Robbie Maddison for dirt bike surfing. The team spent 2.5 years working on making the idea a reality, creating a modified bike that has boasts special fins for hydroplaning, a waterproof engine, and custom rear tires.

It all came together as this: an amazing 4-minute video that has racked up over 3 million views in the first 24 hours after it was released:

Maddison took his modified dirt bike to the massive waves of Tahiti to give motorbike surfing a trial by fire. The resulting shots were spectacular:

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Finally, here’s a short behind-the-scenes trailer that offers a few glimpses into the creation and testing of the surf bike:

You can learn more about “Pipe Dream” over on its webpage at DC Shoes.

(via DC Shoes via Fstoppers)


Image credits: Photographs by Mike Blabac, Garth Milan, Deven Stephens, Tim McKenna, and Jeff Taylor

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