Robbie Maddison’s career is one of world records, triumphs over adversity, and huge, mind-boggling, never-been-done-before feats. The Australian native has broken distance records launching over a football field on live television on ESPN, he has jumped a 10-storey replica of the Arc de Triomphe in Las Vegas, and he has soared over the San Diego bay alongside snowmobiler Levi LaVallee for yet another televised world record. He has jumped across an open Tower Bridge in London, incorporating a backflip for good measure, and he served as James Bond’s stunt double in the 2012 film “Skyfall,” where he jumped through a roof on his motorcycle into the Grand Bizarre in Istanbul, Turkey.
Throughout it all, Robbie has somehow made time to earn medals at X Games and Red Bull X-Fighters, too. In 2015, after several years of planning and preparation, he surfed his dirt bike on the legendary Tahitian wave, Teahupo’o. “My goals are to transform what is perceived to be the norm,” Robbie says. “I want to take things to new heights and push boundaries.”