The brainchild of the world-renowned freestyle trials rider and Flair Action sports owner, Jack Field and LKI director/founder, Jason Daniel, bike surfing involves mounting a BMX frame to a surfboard, then using the contraption to carve the surf wake of the LKI / Tige boat without the need of a tow-rope.
“Jack recently pitched the concept to me and I knew straight away he was onto something,” says Daniel. “We used an old BMX frame and a surfboard I had lying around, then came up with a mounting system to make it as sturdy as possible.”
Over the weekend the pair and some close friends underwent a testing surf session at Somerset Dam in Queensland, with the result being a huge success, as released on YouTube
“It was exciting how well it worked,” says Daniel. “This could be the birth of a whole new action sport that combines our passions for both wheels and water-based action sports.
“When the tracks are too wet to ride we can still get our fix and engage in our interests,” he laughs.
Jack Field is a stunt rider who has worked with Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in his upcoming movie “Central Intelligence”.
Photo and Video by Luke Wolhuter, Real Media Productions