Motorised surfboard makes waves

Using hydrofoil technology to raise it above water, the new board is meant to be used in areas where there are no waves.

Photo by: Screenshot via Lift Foils
Photo by: Screenshot via Lift Foils

The company says motorised boards can be used in calm bodies of water such as inland waterways.

A company in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico,is preparing to launch an electric motorised surfboard which can rise up above water and reach top speeds of 40 km/h.

Nick Leason, the co-founder of the company Lift Foils which creates the boards named eFoil, said that  he sees them being used in calm bodies of water such as inland waterways. 

The 13.6kg boards run on batteries and can cruise at 24 km/h for nearly one hour.

It uses hydrofoil technology to raise the board above the water as it travels.

Leason said he expects the eFoil boards, for which he has so far received "a couple hundred orders," to be released by the end of summer with a price tag of $12,000.

TRT World's Abed Ahmed reports.

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