Surfboard that lets you surf without the need of huge waves or any wave at all is not new, but how about a contraption that turns your favorite surfboard into a powered surfboard? Well, that’s something unheard of, until now.
Billed as as the world’s first electric surf fin, Boost Surf is an electric motorized fin that will turn virtually any surfboard into a motorized surfboard. However, it is not a replacement for the absent of waves.
Instead, its 20 pounds of thrust promised to enable you to catch up to 3x more waves and hence the name Boost Surf.
The idea is to help surfers paddle faster and longer, while minimizing burnout so surfer can make the most out of every swell and surf session.
The real draw here is, of course, the ability turn your existing surfboard into a motorized and doing so without taking over the entire experience like a full-fledged motorized board does. And it is power-on-demand, thanks to a nifty control button that you install along with the fin on the topside of the surfboard.
The motor is capable of speeds of up to 11 miles an hour (about 18 km/h) and there’s a built-in rechargeable that affords up to 4 hours of operation.
Looking through the spec-sheet, we noticed that it has Bluetooth 5.0 LE too, though there’s no mention of app-connectivity. Am I missing something here?
Anywho, should you have any doubt about the authenticity of Boost Surf (because, you know, it is a Kickstarter campaign), perhaps you may want to drop by CES in Vegas to check out product yourself. You can find Boost Surf at Booth #50714 at Sands G Eureka Park.
If not you may want to consider pre-ordering it on Kickstarter where you can secure one for just $169-189. If you ask me, that’s quite a steal as opposed to shelling out thousands for a specially designed powered surfboard.
All images courtesy of Boost Surf.