This electric foil surfboard can reach speeds up to 25mph and lets you fly above any body of water. Following is a transcript of the video.
This foil surfboard has a motor
The eFoil is the newest arrival in water sports. Lift Foils is behind this flying surfboard.
Nick Leason: You can always ride your eFoil, regardless of the conditions. No wind, waves, paddle, or towing required.
Nick Leason founded the Puerto Rico-based company in 2009 with the hopes of combining his love of surfing and foiling.
Lift Foils started with the same foiling technology used in sailboat racing to help cut through and fly above the water.
A motor is added to the foil to reach speeds of 25 mph.
Here’s how the eFoil is built.
Lift Foils starts with a high-performance board. A foil is added. Then a silent, electric motor is attached to the end of the foil.
It’s powered by a lithium-ion battery.
Nick Leason: We’ve been building hydrofoils for 10 years now. We’ve made so many different designs and wings and we’ve played with so many different materials. And we’ve learned that there is no substitute for quality. It translates into a very smooth ride out on the water, a very balanced ride.
Riding an eFoil is simple.
First, stand up on the board. Lean or adjust your weight to turn.
A wireless remote throttle controls the speed.
As speed increases, the board lifts out of the water.
James McGrath: You’re moving at up to 25 mph, but you don’t hear anything. You just feel completely free and levitating and amazing.
Gliding above the waves, it’s a smooth riding experience.
Nick Leason: Our eFoil is really designed to open up the world of foiling to everybody. We’ve seen people get up and ride immediately within the first two minutes. Really at most, I’ve seen people take 20 minutes to get out and dominate it.
Lift Foils ships its eFoils worldwide.
The flying boards retail for $US12,000.
Nick Leason: Fundamentally, it’s to take this experience that is really a guide for us in our life, it’s something that we do on a daily basis, it’s almost a bit of a religion, and to share that with a large group of people around the world. Because really when you’re out and you’re foiling on a daily basis, and you’re out and you’re surfing and you’re enjoying the water, it makes you a better person. It makes you happier.
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