Behind the scenes of Robbie Maddison’s “Pipe Dream”

Turns out, making a 275-pound dirt bike ride across the surface of the ocean is every bit as difficult as it sounds.

Robbie Maddison Pipe Dream Tahiti surf behind the scenes

The first installment of "Behind the Dream: The Making of Robbie Maddison's Pipe Dream” shows just how much planning went into the stunt. Photo: DC Shoes

Robbie Maddison took the Internet by storm last month when he teamed up with DC Shoes to release “Robbie Maddison’s Pipe Dream,” a two-year project that culminated with Maddison surfing his dirt bike in the monstrous waves of Tahiti.

But many people were left wondering how, exactly, Maddison and his team were able to get a 275-pound dirt bike to ride atop the ocean so well.

Yesterday, DC Shoes released the first of three videos titled, "Behind the Dream: The Making of Robbie Maddison's Pipe Dream" giving an inside look at all the planning that went into the stunt:

The first part of the video series features initial brainstorming, practice and the crew’s arrival in Tahiti.

Parts two and three of the behind-the-scenes series will be dropping today and tomorrow, respectively.

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