Florida Man Runs to Bermuda in a Giant Bubble | WTFLORIDA

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

    • 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.

      Don JuanDon Juan12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • It would work if u had other people with nauticle skills

      angela Lazonangela Lazon16 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • You guys suck do real stories

      Ca Sera seraCa Sera sera17 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • VICE omg please tell me this dude at least brought some weed. Cause that’d be a BORING run halfway through without any ganja 😂👍

      Yeshuas ReturnYeshuas Return20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Vice News king of half truths

  • You must follow your dream, your dream won't come after you. That's deep bro

    ernzy arthurernzy arthur4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Let the man do what no other human has ever done or at least let him go out doing what he always wanted!!!

    Auras VirusAuras Virus5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Do it Reza I believe in you

    Magnus KartusMagnus Kartus5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I like feel better watching this video after seeing the cannibal one

    A GiraffeA Giraffe9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Ironically if he were off the coast of Iran trying to cross the Persian Gulf they'd probably leave him alone and say "Fuck it, let him go."

    Adam CampbellAdam Campbell10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Uncle Sam swooping in to litter the ocean and stop a man from doing something harmless... We've advanced so well

    Andy MAndy M11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • if you have a dream dont worry about 120 000 $ going down the drain, spend more to chase your dream 🤦‍♂️

    Shin DradShin Drad12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Her: I'm home alone Me: ...

    Bazza BarrettBazza Barrett15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Coast guard is gay I only think theres 4 branches

    Krisdan MirandaKrisdan Miranda17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • They ships will sink and disappear and with planes Might as well Use a bubble

    Krisdan MirandaKrisdan Miranda17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Ww3 bois

    OmarJrOmarJr19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Idiot

    john smithjohn smith22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This is that oompah loompa cousin Rodriguez

    Klaus VonKlaus Von22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Sorry to burst ur bubble...

    Orion SeguinOrion Seguinวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 3 million people in prison, a militarised police force, 3 strikes laws, 3 richest guys in the USA own more wealth than half the population, a military industrial complex, a prison industrial complex, yeah the US of A sure is the land of the free.

  • U a pirate i said pirate me bubble

    Reydel DelgadoReydel Delgadoวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I saw Florida man

    Magic juice makes the world danceMagic juice makes the world danceวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sinking a ton of platik and Equipment and waste and talking about poor judgement

    Green SpiritGreen Spiritวันที่ผ่านมา
  • let him die wtf? why cant a man go in sea

  • That one guy trying to justify the coast gaurds impediment of this mans epic journey is shameful and how did it cost 140k to drive a boat out there lol.

    Chance SimonsChance Simonsวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The man said: "The Coast Guard response cost the taxpayers approximately $144,000." WTF?

    Lulu CLulu Cวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I also have a big dream and this video told me to keep going

    Kayoko ShimamuraKayoko Shimamuraวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why every country in this world not as great as America Why people from Iran , Africa, Asia has to go to America to chase their dreams to lead a better life these questions makes me so sad living in an Non- American/ European country

    Harsh VermaHarsh Vermaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Gotta love the HISPANIC key, to get in his locker. Common Hispanic income practice.

    B O B Spelled backwardsB O B Spelled backwardsวันที่ผ่านมา
  • If they start selling these in Cuba, Florida will cease to exist.

    B O B Spelled backwardsB O B Spelled backwardsวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can never tell who is the more interesting character in these situations. Is it the guy with the crazy, potentially suicidal idea, or the friend who helps him do it?

    Bryan CloutierBryan Cloutierวันที่ผ่านมา
  • That energy bar looked the bathroom bag lol

    Jay A.Jay A.วันที่ผ่านมา
  • land of the free?

  • This should be a parody but its literally real

    John JacobJohn Jacobวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Florida man at it again

    Alex HayAlex Hayวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The land of the free my arse!!! The land where justice is corrupt and innocent people get incarcerated and shot by cops more like it🙄

    G MAORIG MAORIวันที่ผ่านมา
  • If I ever win the lottery, I’m getting this man to Bermuda in his bubble, and I’m going with him!

  • This man is a true Florida man.

  • Basically they wanted him to travel by flight or ship not free using the Bubble he built

    mazeworld fazamazeworld fazaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • You have a dream?? They will shut it. Always.

    Vesna RajicVesna Rajic2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They hide something!!!!!!!!

    Vesna RajicVesna Rajic2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Leave him alone, omg

    Vesna RajicVesna Rajic2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He has copied a guy called Kill em cause killem crossed the channel in 25 mins.

    VelocityVelocity2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Also, all that plastic just being sunk into the ocean? Are you kidding me, Coast Guard?!? Jesus! They couldn't have towed it back and disposed of it properly?

    Imagine Pithy Name HereImagine Pithy Name Here2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That coast guard guy looks like a cross between L.Ron Hubbard and Jeffrey Dahmer

    Imagine Pithy Name HereImagine Pithy Name Here2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ?

    bullfranthrowbullfranthrow2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How about boat with foot powerd motor 🤔🤔🤔🤔

    neefstaxxneefstaxx2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yeah Florida

    YiThunderYiThunder2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know... If I ever was pissed I’d buy bubble and sail to the ocean

    TripleBEAMM XTripleBEAMM X2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hmm try that in shark alley off the south Australian coast, you would certainly get the attention of one of the 20 foot plus great whites that lurk there! That bubble would be popped and you would be shark food in no time! 🦈

    sayvar44sayvar442 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is silly. Just get a boat to escort him past coast guard.

    Michael WatersMichael Waters2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thats the equivalent of running to Washington dc from florida

    Lazarus WilhelmLazarus Wilhelm2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I wonder why he had to run to and from school?

    N.A. NN.A. N2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Leave the man alone let him go run off in the sunset with his bubble

    Elijah ShewElijah Shew2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As a libertarian I say if he wants to be free let him be free he's not hurting anyone but himself that's his life!

    EABOY2600EABOY26002 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • typical floridia man

    TheRealSmileyTheRealSmiley2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Really cost $144,000 to go and sink his bubble wow

    Ser Davos SeaworthSer Davos Seaworth2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Always the Florida man.

    Man ManMan Man2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What a waste of 144k, just let the guy do his thing, he wasnt hurting anyone. Sounds like the cost guard has nothing better to do.

    renee prenee p2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What a waste of 144k, just let the guy do his thing, he wasnt hurting anyone

    renee prenee p2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We're not allowed to travel in free water given to us by the gods above? We're slaves

    Usxpress UndercoverUsxpress Undercover2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm sorry for the language and that language only but what the fuck is wrong with you he was aware that he was risking his life but he had a dream to follow and he was doing well so many years of his life put into this project this dream of his life and you stopped that who gave you the power you know how many people do seemingly crazy things and put there life at risk but accomplished there dreams and they are the sole reason we are here today who cares if it's dangerous many people have done dangerous things before fuck you man I'm sorry but fuck you

    Neon wolfieNeon wolfie2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • btw why does that dickhead in glasses think its up to him? its not his bussiness at all. him saying its a stupid thing to do basically is the same as if Reza said its stupid to not to do it. that lil bitch has no idea what freedom means. his fuckin dumbass comments made me wanna punch him with some freedom to his stupid pussy face

    dunnodunno2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yeah right land if the free we don’t have freedom no more

    SUP BIATCHESUP BIATCHE2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • how much do u need to wake up and stop believing there is a freedom in usa? u cant do shit just because they simply dont want u to do it. LOL if us citizens call this freedom i feel sorry for them

    dunnodunno2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is the news I want to see

    Jake CarterJake Carter2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He's the Iranian Forest Gump

    Cobra1Cobra12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • To anyone thinking about wasting 10 minutes of their life: he doesn’t make it past the shoreline & vice is retarded unsub

    Michael LeeMichael Lee2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why can't they just make him sign a form saying he is ineligible for Coast Guard assistance if anything went wrong? It's his freaking life. Let him do what he wants.

    FrankFrank2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love the way he introduces the 'Bermuda Triangle' factor. Pure madness. "They shot my bubble."

    Jim KavanaghJim Kavanagh3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Like my friend🔔👍🏻

    Memet TDMemet TD3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is just plain stupid - I apprecaite US coast Guard.

    Vageesha JajurVageesha Jajur3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why can’t y’all leave mfs alone🙄

    jonathan latsonjonathan latson3 วันที่ผ่านมา
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