Fat Biking the wake of a cruise ship

Published by Darron Toy on

In the last video we took a look at the Mongoose
Dolomite, a fat bike that that was shipped to my doorstep for under $200. Although it’s
not very refined, the price makes the Dolomite tough to complain about. Today, cheaper is
most certainly better, because our fat bike may get splashed with a little bit of seawater. If there’s one good thing I can say about
this bike, it’s that it works well on sand. That’s a good thing since I need to bring
it across a quarter mile of this stuff to get to where we’re going today. This is the inlet by Port Everglades, one
of the busiest cruise ports on the planet. This 46 foot deep channel can accommodate
the largest cruise ships in the world. When these massive ships leave port, they cause
the water to recede quickly, creating a kind of temporary low tide. Once the ship passes,
the water returns violently like a mini tsunami. My plan is to ride the Dolomite out on to
the exposed sand when the water recedes, turning around just before the tsunami approaches.
If I time it right, and pedal fast enough, the wave should help push me along back to
shore. We’ll call it fat bike surfing. The reason we’re here today is that a particularly
big ship will be leaving for the Bahamas at 4:30. The Oasis of the Seas is over 1,100
feet long, and is propelled by a 27,000 horsepower engine. This is gonna be freaking awesome. We’ll only get one chance to do this, and
right now we’re waiting in torrential downpour. The rain has died down just in time. The water
is receding, and it’s pedals up. Yeah, so that didn’t go as planned. It’s
hard for me to blame this on the bike, but it was stuck in too high of a gear for me
to get going. I was putting all my weight on the pedals, but it was too little too late.
Unsurprisingly, the bike was super buoyant. In fact I could barely push it back down to
mount it again. I really hope I have another chance to try and surf this thing, but first
I need to get it home and flush it out with fresh water. As you may know, seawater is one of the most
corrosive solutions in the world. Still, boat trailers, and marine equipment are exposed
to it all the time, so I’m hoping we can keep this bike running with a little bit of
TLC. I’m by no means expecting this to work out perfectly, but it will be interesting
to see how much useful life we can get out of it. Tune in next time, and we’ll take
a closer look at the short term consequences of submerging my Dolomite in seawater. Then
I’ll decide whether its worth another shot. Thanks for riding with me today, and I’ll
see you next time.


tommystock64 · May 9, 2018 at 10:51 pm

lmao turn around earlier next tine

Punk's not Dead · May 10, 2018 at 5:58 am

Me : what
Look on yo left
Me : sees Seth riding super fast to our ship while playng Pirates of the Carrabian theme
Me : Nooooo

Ted Kidd · May 11, 2018 at 6:29 pm


Moss Pat · May 12, 2018 at 2:52 pm


George Koch II · May 12, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Dont buy any used bikes from him..

Icy Dripz · May 12, 2018 at 10:08 pm

Iv been there st Fort Lauderdale port Everglades and sat on almost the same rock that Seth did

Bird Man · May 13, 2018 at 12:44 pm

What a piece of ๐Ÿ’ฉ

Josh Lansbury · May 16, 2018 at 7:20 pm

I was on that ship!!!

Joey Marcone · May 17, 2018 at 1:36 am

lol i went on that boat

Alex Lara · May 22, 2018 at 10:26 pm

The dude just ran and left him behind๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€

Mathew Rengert · May 23, 2018 at 9:40 am

hey I fixed that ship in Portland Oregon at swan island

Robert Goldman · May 23, 2018 at 3:42 pm

I love watching the millennial population kill themselves off one stupid stunt at a time

Tyler Carrell · May 26, 2018 at 5:12 am

Dipshit lol

Rillawhat · May 29, 2018 at 12:42 am

Your cameraman wasn't committed to the cause

Mike Turk · May 29, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Ever since the very beginning I knew it was Fort Lauderdale (before you said it)

Geo Vani · May 31, 2018 at 3:03 am

Did at least oil the chain or what?

Roxy's Cat Videos · June 1, 2018 at 5:31 am

It's got a beach cruiser bottom bracket

Chaotic Dreamer · June 3, 2018 at 4:48 pm

hey Seth, how's the fat bike holding up 2 years later?

Bib Hdkd · June 14, 2018 at 10:55 pm

You missed spelled the title โ€œwaveโ€ not wake

eric burhed · June 17, 2018 at 3:58 pm


Alex Nicolaou · June 17, 2018 at 6:59 pm

'a particularly big ship…' xD
BIGGEST cruise liner in the world ๐Ÿ˜€ awesome video

J Mech · June 17, 2018 at 11:32 pm

After the flush wd 40 evrything

David Thompson · June 25, 2018 at 1:50 am


I love dang diddley doggos · June 30, 2018 at 12:53 pm

I have a kid fat bike

WelzGo · June 30, 2018 at 9:35 pm

I stay in a hotel and fish those rocks… that water on fort laurel beach is a barracuda infested water!

Matt Renfro · July 1, 2018 at 10:15 am

Genius to just sit there and watch the ship pass before turning around

Lance Manyon · July 6, 2018 at 10:17 pm

What a dope

Evil JP · July 7, 2018 at 1:11 am

you bought a bike just to film a single video? …I love it!

UltraMonkeySapien · July 7, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Only tried once? You would think if you spent $200 for a bike to try this with you would have tried a few times. But, hey, what else is to be expected of an American eh?

EternalResonance · July 8, 2018 at 1:01 am


logan playz · July 8, 2018 at 2:33 am

That bike is cost a lot๐Ÿ˜ญ

Drew Cama · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 am

So why does the water get low and then high? shouldn't the weight of the boat displace the water and make it higher and then as it passes it would raced again?

Online Identity · July 13, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Fail – but a funny fail !

dr phill · July 16, 2018 at 3:28 am

Well he cant write wave…

meixizou86 · July 17, 2018 at 9:49 am

I wasn't amazed on the bike, I was amazed on the big cruise ship instead.

Mark Brown · July 21, 2018 at 11:53 pm

I don't like the looks of this bike… to be honest.

Mark Brown · July 21, 2018 at 11:56 pm

Good PR for a fat bike …NOT… LOL

Josef Lee · July 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm

I was on that cruise ship

Mtb Beast · August 2, 2018 at 1:41 am

I subscribed

naoyuki sasanami · August 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm

Ok you proved bike works out as a float

Ian Holmquist · August 26, 2018 at 4:08 am

Title should be how to fall over in 8 inches of water, on a fat bike

Arcadian · September 11, 2018 at 4:05 am

You got on too late. ๐Ÿ™

Wilbert Guerra · September 19, 2018 at 2:02 am

Hi Seth, do you know if they still riding last Friday of the month in Fort Lauderdale? I need advice on what bike I should but to start. Thanks

AskBeforePlaying · September 30, 2018 at 1:53 am

"may get splashed with a little bit of seawater"

yeah, a little. right…

Creepy Chris · October 7, 2018 at 8:08 am


Jacob Kimsey · October 10, 2018 at 11:23 pm

I was on that cruise ship, now I know what the hell was going on down there lmao.

Jk :p

Tarzaan · October 14, 2018 at 7:31 am

Submerge the bike in thick grease before your next surfing attempt lol

Meles Meles · October 16, 2018 at 4:05 am

WATer, NOT WORter !

J RW · October 25, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Wake? U tired Seth? ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice vid mate

TomBrenner - Canada · November 1, 2018 at 4:11 am

Salt water and ebikes ,hmmm. Whether you flush it or not,it's not going to end well for your wallet

Nicholas · November 5, 2018 at 11:27 pm

Torrential downpour hahaha! I live in the UK mate ;D

limyohwan · November 15, 2018 at 6:25 am

this begs the question – how fat does a fat bike have to be before you can ride on water?

Alan DeGenerous · November 22, 2018 at 9:44 am

I've been on that ship

Carlos Avila · November 24, 2018 at 2:52 am


William Crawford · December 3, 2018 at 1:29 am

27 000 hp engine! And I thought top fuelers had big engines๐Ÿ˜‚

Kenny Squat_Form · December 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm

Would this bike be ok for a female just to ride around pavement. Possibly with a child seat in the back Iโ€™m in South Florida also please let me know want to buy for a Christmas gift wife is 5โ€4

Kane Smith · December 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm

SMH that's how people die lmao

Eder MG · December 18, 2018 at 4:26 am


MPW Media · December 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Oof for the bike

hector · December 28, 2018 at 2:34 am


SmoothbassmanStudios · January 1, 2019 at 12:02 am

You waited too late to turn around. Your timing was way off. Try again!!!

Zaheed Peer · January 6, 2019 at 3:40 pm

What a pointless video

Filip Maretic · January 12, 2019 at 7:59 pm

That dive 10/10

Rushane anthony Thompson · January 27, 2019 at 1:05 am

How can I get one in Jamaica

Tashi Tobgay · January 30, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Mister can u please send me a bike even a walmart bike will do

jeromeo12 · February 11, 2019 at 5:22 am

Iโ€™m sure the people who swim in that pool love it when you toss your bike in it with all the dirt and grease.

Jeffrey Davis · March 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm

What an idiot!

ratnesh kumar singh · March 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm

Or video dalo

Black Light · March 26, 2019 at 12:52 am

Let the corrosion begin…

Joshua Mack · March 28, 2019 at 10:23 pm

… What if you had covered it with Vaseline or grease?

Michael Dimaya · April 10, 2019 at 2:21 am

On this episode of Florida Man…

Crazy WHITE BOY · April 28, 2019 at 4:18 pm

thats how you introduce black algae to a swimming pool

MTB XC Trail Rides · May 14, 2019 at 3:02 am

Now I want to go Skimboarding there – Damn that looks fun

Grant Karns · May 28, 2019 at 2:23 am


fureshock · May 29, 2019 at 3:40 am

Probably should have wore a man thong.

James Kerr · June 7, 2019 at 3:13 am

Omg the laughing at 3.45 – so good! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Ultimate Boss26 · June 18, 2019 at 10:59 pm

3:22 lol flew off

IlIIlIl ewo · June 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Haire arms

Jake Schappy · June 20, 2019 at 10:36 pm


Jacob TJ · July 16, 2019 at 12:12 am

seeing the massive ship up close to the shore was pretty awesome

Khanjan Sarma · July 17, 2019 at 11:48 am

Hi seth sir , please tell me what should I after I ride my bicycle in depth water (almost underwater)

MTB with Aarav · July 18, 2019 at 3:50 pm

i was on the oasis of the seas last month

truth hurts · July 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

I added a 24 inside my stock 35 tooth now it will climb a wall. After my first ride I was not to happy with low, I pull my dog in trailer. Now it's awesome.

Adrian Mercier · August 1, 2019 at 7:35 pm

Is this preview for the new movie Dumb dumber ?

Factz Jonny · August 6, 2019 at 12:52 am


Mitchell Productions · August 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Two of my favorite things in one video! Nice job!

Bryce L · August 20, 2019 at 11:01 am

Use boat trailer grease in the bearings. No worries ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰

Cian O Dwyer · August 20, 2019 at 8:40 pm

I was on that ship

Aleksandar Bozhenski · September 11, 2019 at 6:02 pm

Just realized that thats the ship my uncle is a staff captain on lol

Ron Carroll · September 18, 2019 at 7:20 am

This is really stupid. For starters, boat trailers are made of galvanized steel, designed to prevent corrosion. Second, if you want to surf, you'll need something that floats, like a kayak or a maybe a surfboard. Trying to surf a bicycle is like trying to ride a surfboard down a MTB trail. Get real, Seth.

David Sutherland · September 19, 2019 at 12:14 am

i was on that ship lmaoo how funny

honeydewbunson · September 19, 2019 at 3:44 am

Aaaaand thatโ€™s how you ruin a bike .. salty groupset is worthless now ya chuckle nut.

Julian C · September 22, 2019 at 12:15 am

Shoulda filled the tyres with helium

Andrew Mcneely · September 24, 2019 at 11:14 am

You just see the boat start to leave ๐Ÿคฃ

mrvwbug44 · October 22, 2019 at 4:03 am

Hey, at least we know the bike works as a floatation device haha.

Buppydog Ok · October 23, 2019 at 4:19 am

2:18 ahhhhhhhhhhh

Kobethedog · October 26, 2019 at 1:56 pm

You said wake, you should have said wave

clayton8or_2 · November 12, 2019 at 2:18 am

Under $200? i can't find these under 300… where was this purchased again? cant find any suiting amazon links.

X Class · November 14, 2019 at 8:32 pm

He misspelled the title.

Jack's Flossin' Life · November 15, 2019 at 11:55 pm

I was that cruise ship that day

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