If you are someone who has tried surfing before, you will understand how difficult paddling in time to catch that perfect wave can be. The WaveJet surfboard now makes this entire experience a whole lot easier. After 10 years of development, Jet-Powered Surfboard are set to debut as part of a U.S. demo tour this summer.
WaveJet is the first company to bring a miniaturized jet drive to market for surf boards, SUP’s, rescue boards, kayaks, kite boards, and boat tenders. WaveJet’s patented Personal Water Propulsion (PWP) engine is powered by an integrated twin-lithium ion battery pack with internal twin drives, unlike the dangerous internal-combustion driven propellers of motorized surfboards from the past. It’s capable of 20 pounds of thrust, has a continuous run-time of over 30 minutes, activated through a wireless wrist controller and recharges in a standard wall socket.
Wavejet is the brainchild of Mike Railey. Now CEO of Wavejet, Railey wanted a surfboard that would allow him to get out to the waves faster and more efficiently than paddling. With that in mind he created a twin lithium ion battery-powered wireless system that could be installed into the rear of most surfboards and longboards. When I surf, I want to surf and catch as many waves as possible. With a WaveJet, you may get exhausted, but it will be from surfing, not paddling. It really allows you to break free from traditional limitations.
Whether it’s your first time surfing or you are a total expert, everyone needs a little extra push and the WaveJet surfboard does just that. The boards, which will be available with carbon fiber or epoxy shells comes from $3,500. [WaveJet]