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(NEWSER) – There's surfing waves, and then there's Australian daredevil Robbie Maddison surfing waves on his motorbike "and performing other God-like activities to slam home the fact that he is not a human," as Jenni Ryall at Mashable puts it. 

Incredible footage shows Maddison pulling stunts on a modified dirtbike with skis attached that allows the 34-year-old to not only ride on water, but actually surf Tahiti's famous waves. "It spanned two and a half years, testing and building and fitting, to do this thing," a designer reveals. "There's a lot of stuff that we were learning," he continues. "It's amazing. He amazes me."

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