Florida Man Runs to Bermuda in a Giant Bubble | WTFLORIDA

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  • In 2016 a Florida man attempted to run from Boca Raton, FL to Bermuda in a home-made, inflatable plastic bubble. Reza Baluchi had been warned by the Coast Guard that any efforts to attempt his journey would be futile and result in severe legal and financial retribution. However, Reza’s convictions and ambition left him undeterred by such threats - he’d been waiting his whole life to do this and nothing was going to stop him. This is the story of that fateful journey as told by the man who attempted it.
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Comments • 80

  • VICE
    VICE  2 months ago +476

    For more information about Reza’s charity projects, visit: www.runwithreza.org/

    • Sma Gai
      Sma Gai 6 days ago

      VICE ru-clip.com/video/uHF96sumCTo/video.html

    • Leopoldo Villa Jr.
      Leopoldo Villa Jr. 22 days ago

      @VICE let’s make Reza happen get in touch with Red Bull and GoPro so we can keep on coming back thank y’all.

    • Alex The boi
      Alex The boi Month ago

      WestCyde 9 lol

    • Gail Stone
      Gail Stone Month ago

      @Don Juan Man, - you are long-winded rambler; I couldn't even make it thru one sentence...
      Zoiks!! Have the condensed version, Brother?
      That IS the condensed version?!!? 😂🤣
      Just kidding- hugs 🤗

    • Don Juan
      Don Juan Month ago

      Dear Reza and anyone ignorant enough to support him:
      He will never make it. The design of his craft, the coastal winds, and the lack of substantive propulsion makes his journey entirely impossible. His "hydropod", is a poorly thought out contraption. He cannot go fast enough to compete with ocean currents and winds that, in both attempts, pushed him Southwest rather than his intended direction Northeast. This man is obscenely ignorant and actually thinks he can do this. He thinks that he was "stopped" by the Coast guard and "impeded" in his "journey", when the truth is that he never traveled anywhere. He was carried by tidal currents until he was over near the edge of the coastal continental shelf, and was then pulled by the very OBVIOUS and WIDELY known tradewinds, and currents South. He never "traveled" anywhere under his own power. I commend his free spirit, and his want to explore but his thought process about the whole thing is lacking the most basic of commonsense. Learn how to sail, to navigate, and most importantly get someone who understands boat design to engineer your vessel. Some welded aluminum struts, basketballs and a large inflatable pool toy is going to get you to Bermuda?...Da fuq? Then the dude takes umbridge with people who had to spend in excess of $150,000 saving him because HE is incapable of understanding logic. I can only imagine the conversations the Coast Guard had about this MONUMENTALLY STUPID man.

  • Kevin Bielenberg
    Kevin Bielenberg 3 minutes ago

    Fuck america

  • arne anka
    arne anka 53 minutes ago

    florida man..

  • Calbe
    Calbe Hour ago

    Those police are fucking assholes

  • Jody Collier
    Jody Collier 8 hours ago

    now that's one way to socially isolate

  • Carson Shoemaker
    Carson Shoemaker 10 hours ago

    Imagine seeing that in a huge storm with like 30 foot waves like in the movies

  • Sugos
    Sugos 11 hours ago

    Of course it’s Florida man

  • Brian
    Brian 12 hours ago

    Free Country huh, he diddnt ask for coast guard rescue. Not that it matters . that's what Americans do, help others. Not dictate what people can/can't do when it harms no one else.

  • CALLME FAYFAY
    CALLME FAYFAY 13 hours ago

    I think what we’re all wondering is how did he avoid the triangle ?

  • MCKNORTH
    MCKNORTH 17 hours ago

    shooting the bubble, more microplastic for the ocean..

  • Robby Wallace
    Robby Wallace 18 hours ago

    Moron. Free doesn't mean do whatever the fuck you want. Next he goes out, FUCK HIM. Let him die 💯 Natural selection at work.

  • The 72u7H
    The 72u7H 18 hours ago

    Well, he can be safe from corona virus lol if he does it now.

  • Hax
    Hax 22 hours ago

    Holy fuck that agent was annoying as shit

  • azndragon126
    azndragon126 23 hours ago

    05:19: "...after being jailed in his native country, Iran, for political and religious violations"
    Running in short shorts, it's obvious why

  • Coal Cracker
    Coal Cracker 23 hours ago

    This was so stupid, theres nothing in this video

  • Tanjirou Kamado
    Tanjirou Kamado Day ago

    Absolute Madlad

  • Buzz Lightyear
    Buzz Lightyear Day ago +1

    Bruh

  • Marcus Dandaneau

    Hey, how much did that fucking Coastguard Cutter cost? I feel so safe knowing that they're keeping people from escaping from North America. Now that the southern wall is completed, the northern wall must be erected to keep us safely detained. God Bless America, our beloved Corporation and their subsidiaries worldwide.

  • Polack Talks
    Polack Talks Day ago

    Fuck the system. KillDozers and Hamster Wheels of DOOM.

  • Harambe Keemstar

    for once a news that starts with "florida man" that doesnt have to do with partially eaten faces or meth

  • WaywardTraveler
    WaywardTraveler Day ago

    Dude wants to attempt to run to Bermuda, let the mother fucker do it. It's his life to do with as he pleases.

  • Ash Fered
    Ash Fered Day ago

    Persians are crazy

  • jackfish29
    jackfish29 Day ago

    5:14 Paris Hilton?

  • tmotivate
    tmotivate Day ago

    When you've never heard the phrase "you sunk my battleship"

  • brain fried
    brain fried Day ago

    JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I Play RuneScape

    I believe they just didn't want Reza to die... Thank God he's still here!

  • I Play RuneScape

    He is an amazing guy! A hero!

  • Bernie Sandals
    Bernie Sandals Day ago

    Nanny state!!! If the man wants to die at sea that is his god given right!

  • Darrieus Lewis
    Darrieus Lewis Day ago

    Interesting

  • Navoii Gamer
    Navoii Gamer 2 days ago

    Of course Florida man

  • Joe Wallace
    Joe Wallace 2 days ago

    "Big Hollywood bubble, Greg"

  • Gholam Baodin
    Gholam Baodin 2 days ago

    Hearing his accent for a while i thought Khabib Nurgmagomedov was talking

  • Verity
    Verity 2 days ago

    And they complain there is too much plastic in the sea?! Honestly, they should have left him alone

  • jordi alba
    jordi alba 2 days ago +1

    just another of the countless stupid things our govt does dailty.

  • Gabriel Rodriguez
    Gabriel Rodriguez 2 days ago

    Don’t let anyone pop your bubble

  • Liam Gleeson
    Liam Gleeson 2 days ago

    No way that cost the coastguard $144,000 scumbags should let him carry on

  • kelsy mann
    kelsy mann 2 days ago

    bro he had a laptop to watch movies hes chillin

  • Carlito Anthony Bronk

    How the fuck did he cost the coast guard $145,000 to “rescue” him? I smell BUUUUULLLLSSSHHHHHHIIIIIT

  • Adolfo Enrique
    Adolfo Enrique 2 days ago

    Fuck the government for making fake ass rules/regulations/loops for the man to complete his dream.
    Fuck the government!!!

  • Chris c
    Chris c 2 days ago

    Hes a dumb ass all that for attention

  • Benis of Bepis
    Benis of Bepis 2 days ago

    Florida man

  • NN
    NN 2 days ago +1

    7:34 - 7:45 Me whenever someone tries to stop me from making a bad, impulsive decision...

  • Chris C
    Chris C 2 days ago

    The only thing he said that made sense was “ follow your dream because they will not follow you”

  • can u not
    can u not 3 days ago

    he worked so hard on that bubble n yall just- ik it is not safe but istg that God will somehow save him. this is why u have to believe in God yk

  • Ibrahim Adan
    Ibrahim Adan 3 days ago

    He seems to enjoy this

  • Politician Hunter
    Politician Hunter 3 days ago

    Fuckin guy thinks just because he ran to school, he can run to Bermuda in a bubble! Lmmfao

  • Politician Hunter
    Politician Hunter 3 days ago

    Shoulda let that dumb mf make his attempt without the safety net of others. Dumb mf would've been dead! 😆😆😆😆

  • Arkof Varga
    Arkof Varga 3 days ago

    Only in Florida

  • hoshi stan
    hoshi stan 3 days ago

    good on him for following his dream but i believe he should do it in a more legal way? maybe in a smaller place first, or getting a sponsor who will monitor him so the coast guard doesn’t have to track him constantly

  • Isaac E. Olivas Gonzalez

    Of course Florida man 😂

  • Kevin James
    Kevin James 3 days ago

    clickbait

  • Over Watch
    Over Watch 3 days ago

    He said he has only great ideas. This was not a great idea.

  • Dokumentarfilme
    Dokumentarfilme 3 days ago

    He never went to Bermuda! don't waste the time!

  • Kabali Don
    Kabali Don 3 days ago

    Nothing is impossible. It's his life his wish just let him do what he wish with it.

  • Jessuniverse
    Jessuniverse 3 days ago

    he needs to create unique sailboat, maybe theyll let that pass

  • Jessuniverse
    Jessuniverse 3 days ago

    I think he leaves his bubble when he takes a shit

  • jasper 45
    jasper 45 3 days ago

    Somebody burst his bubble

  • rorschachh
    rorschachh 3 days ago

    he should go to antartica! the final horizon

  • Eric B
    Eric B 3 days ago

    I usually don't side with law enforcement but in this particular case Coast Guard did absolutely the right thing I mean how many different ways do people think of to go out and hurt themselves on the weekends near rock climbing bungee jumping jumping out of perfectly good aircraft and so on no I think the Coast Guard get the right thing and save this idiot from himself.

  • Shavontay66 Playz
    Shavontay66 Playz 3 days ago

    Who else here is from bermuda

  • Junior Lopez
    Junior Lopez 4 days ago

    These morons just let it sink? They didn't bother to get it out of.. well, the ocean!?

  • G Remate
    G Remate 4 days ago +1

    He made is own energy bar like Charlie from it's always sunny LMAO

  • John Athineos
    John Athineos 4 days ago

    Is it illegal to commit suicide in usa?

  • weakbrainthrombosis
    weakbrainthrombosis 4 days ago

    Maybe poor judgement by Reza, but also maybe poor judgement by the us coast guard to rescue someone who doesn’t want to be rescued. And how the fuck does it cost 144,000 dollars to take a boat out to a known gps location and pick someone up. The coast guard definitely needs to look at their operational model and find out where the inefficiencies are.

  • Theboss47
    Theboss47 4 days ago

    Wtf did they spend that 144,000 on, the fucking boat?

  • Sawyer
    Sawyer 4 days ago

    Fuck the fed, keep peddling Reza! SoFlo is behind you all the way!

  • MATTHEW DOWNZ
    MATTHEW DOWNZ 4 days ago

    Just let this man run in the bubble smh

  • surimp
    surimp 4 days ago

    Absolute mad lad

  • Trildin
    Trildin 4 days ago +1

    This coast guard guy sure looks like he's hungry for a fist sandwich

  • fgfgfgf drtduud
    fgfgfgf drtduud 4 days ago

    Thanks for giving an idiot an audience.

  • Diego García Gonzalez

    In America you're free, unless you want to do, be or think something different.

  • Hammer H
    Hammer H 4 days ago

    Let him do what he wants you idiots...He didn't bother any body.

  • TokyoAfterlife
    TokyoAfterlife 4 days ago

    They tried to stop him cause it “costs taxpayers money” but it’s perfectly ok for Trumps kids to spend this taxpayers money on their little “business trips” 🤣

  • Toaster Bagels
    Toaster Bagels 4 days ago

    Man needs a Red Bull sponsorship

  • Gavyn Berry
    Gavyn Berry 5 days ago +2

    He should have just hired a boat to escort him.

  • Satria Sutena
    Satria Sutena 5 days ago

    People don’t seem to realise that the Bermuda Triangle is REALLY big
    That’s why ships get lost there so much (even though it’s the same amount of lost ships as any other area)

  • Fina Fina
    Fina Fina 5 days ago

    Crazy ass ma fa

  • Xrael
    Xrael 5 days ago

    They were scared he was going to find something there trying to hide from the public lol

  • Xhalt Clan
    Xhalt Clan 5 days ago

    If those guys who shot the bubble are seeing this fuck you bitch 🖕🏻

  • Ella Karma
    Ella Karma 5 days ago

    Protect this man at all costs🥺😖🥰