The WaveJet Powered Surfboard is a personal water propulsion device designed by surfing revolutionaries for use in a range of personal watercraft, including surfboards, SUPs, kayaks, kiteboards, rescue boards and light boats. This personal water propulsion device is powered by an integrated twin-lithium ion battery pack, and is capable of 20 pounds of thrust which lets you glide along the water 2 to 3 times faster than paddling a surfboard. So what's the catch? There doesn't seem to be one since the WaveJet is also safe, quiet and light, and can even be used in shallow water where paddles and oars are ineffective and outboards can't be used at all. The board charges in a standard wall socket which at full capacity gives you a continuous run-time of over 30 minutes (well it's only the first generation).
While some hardcore surfers may criticize this invention and call it cheating, the pros are obvious and surfers will be able to spend more time riding and less time waiting around for waves. Surfers will also appreciate spending less energy fighting currents and have more fun riding them. SUPers can get up and running immediately and push the limits of their board's capabilities. Lifeguards will save more swimmers. We here a Besportier really dig this idea and would love to review this board. It retails for $4500 and looks like it will come in 3-4 different board styles. You can pre-order it here. Our fingers are crossed!
May 11, 2011 12:40 PM | Surfing