e-Foil

CATEGORIES         

BUYING GUIDES         

Vouliagmeni Aquapark

Vouliagmeni Aquapark

Η βραβευμένη με γαλάζια σημαία οργανωμένη Ακτή Βουλιαγμένης σε μια έκταση 76...

Vouliagmeni Aquapark

Vouliagmeni Aquapark

Η βραβευμένη με γαλάζια σημαία οργανωμένη Ακτή Βουλιαγμένης σε μια έκταση 76...

Vouliagmeni Aquapark

Vouliagmeni Aquapark

Η βραβευμένη με γαλάζια σημαία οργανωμένη Ακτή Βουλιαγμένης σε μια έκταση 76...

Vouliagmeni Aquapark

Vouliagmeni Aquapark

Η βραβευμένη με γαλάζια σημαία οργανωμένη Ακτή Βουλιαγμένης σε μια έκταση 76...

Fliteboard

OUR TRUSTED BRANDS

The Ultimate Guide to Powered Surfing and Foiling

Everyone who surfs knows that once you start, you can’t stop. Kelly Slater, in Dana Brown’s 2003 documentary, Step into Liquid tells us that, “once you’re a surfer, you’re done. You’re in. It’s like the mob or something. You’re not getting out.” Similarly, Beth Fehr, in her 2017 article “How Surfing and Traveling Feed the Same Addiction,” comments that, “it’s a quest which is not finite. So as hard as you try, as many places as you travel, and as many waves as you have the honor to feel beneath your heels, it will inevitably only deepen the desire to seek out more.”

In recent years, many technological advances have been made thanks to people who couldn’t overcome their desire to seek out more, to get out on the water anytime, anywhere, regardless of the weather conditions. Beginning with gas surfboards and evolving all the way through to the electric eFoil, athletes and engineers have gotten together and come up with ways to enjoy the water regardless of the swell.

Maybe that’s what brought you here today. If you count yourself among these surf addicts (like we do) and are looking to upgrade your waveless surfing experience by purchasing a self-powered board, you may want to take a look at the different options that are available for you today. There’s a hefty price tag on these toys, so the more you know, the more you can ensure you’re getting the most out of your ride, the better you’ll feel about your investment. We’ve put together a quick comparison of gas-powered surfboards, electric powered surfboards, and eFoils, so that you can easily choose the one that’s best for you without having to do a ton of searching.

What’s an eFoil?

An eFoil is a hydrofoil with an advanced lithium-ion battery that powers a silent electric motor that’s mounted on an all-carbon hydrofoil. Electric and gas-powered boards float over the water, just like traditional surfboards, but eFoils turn the experience up a notch by allowing you to surf above the water. They weigh between thirty-five and sixty-five pounds, and are controlled by a wireless bluetooth remote. Prices start at $5,900 and go up to around $13,900. Most of the key players on the market, however, are between the $10,000 and $12,000 marks.

How Do The Experiences Of Powered Surfing And EFoiling Compare?

As with all water sports, the powered surfing option that you choose depends on what you’re looking to get out of the experience. This invention allow you to explore previously inaccessible places on a surfboard: lakes, canals, and waveless oceans, working as a sort of hybrid between a board and a boat (or a jetski). 

The eFoil provides a similar experience to the other motorized surfboards but as we mentioned before, it comes with the added bonus of allowing you to fly over the water. When the board is going fast enough and the majority of your weight is on the back of the board, the board lifts up out of the water so that you’re gliding balanced only on the foil. This makes for an exceptionally weightless and agile ride that not only allows you to explore places you could not explore before, but also to ride new waves in ways that you couldn’t with any traditional surfboard, motorized or otherwise.

The eFoil also comes in a variety of models and sizes to be able to accommodate all levels of athletic expertise. It is also easily disassembled and reassembled so that the toy itself is a lot more portable and storable than the other contenders in the powered surfboard field. The length of the ride depends on your body weight, but on average you can get around an hour of flight time before you need to recharge (a full recharge takes about two hours).

3