ELECTRIC SURFER – ABOUT US

ELECTRIC SURFER – ABOUT US

We are a group of electric surfer out of Berlin in Germany. Our office is just a 3 minutes walk to a lake connected to the Spree river right in the center of Berlin.

We love to use the lunch break to get out there for a ride.

electric surfer in the centre of Berlin
electric surfer in the centre of Berlin

Why we are writing an electric surfer blog?

At first we love this trend and we would like to learn about it as much as we can.

A professor told us when we were young that people who write books (nowadays blogs) are not experts. They want to become experts.

By writing articles about electric surfboards, we do not only learn a lot, but even more important we get connected to some very interesting and talented people who share our passion for this sport all around the world.

How did we come to electric surfing?

Andreas for example is a german guy, who does not drink beer, does not like soccer, but has 2 Jeeps, 4 electric skateboards, 1 electric surfer, a wakeboard, a SUP, a Kite etc. He really should live in California 😉

I love my Jeep
I love my Jeep

He started windsurfing when he was 11 years old at a time where Robby Naish became world champion with 13 years. He was able to win some races in Germany due to his light weight as a teenager and started to shape his own surfboards when he was 18 years old.

He built Windskaters at a time where they where not to buy and was always very interested in any kind of action sports.

Windskater in 1988 - surfing the road
Windskater in 1988 – surfing the road

As a student he was working at a cable ski and got addicted to wakeboarding in 1996. He started his first website wakeboarding.de 1997 as he was fascinated about sharing his experience with the entire world in just seconds.

He built a network of action sports websites like jetski.de, snowboarder.de, skateboarder.de and so on which ended up into a portal called sport2.de, which was the largest action sports magazine in Germany at this time. He sold it in 2014.

Electric Surfer goes Wakeboarding
Electric Surfer goes Wakeboarding

2008 he got his first electric skateboard. It was a monster as you can see below in the picture. 35 kg is quite a lot.

Today the team owns about 8 different electric skateboards including an Evolve Carbon GT, Onewheel Plus, Yuneec E-Go (for the kids), a Nuff skateboard and we are planning to build a DIY Trampaboard shortly. Our first DIY skateboard makes up to 45 km/h as a longboard with street wheels. The Trampaboard with foot straps will be for off-road tours.

Electric skateboarding is like electric surfing, wakeboarding or snowboarding on concrete. We love it and that’s why we also run an electric skateboarding website at e-boarder.com

In 2017 we bought our first electric surfer, the Waterwolf and we are sure it will be not our last one. You see a picture at the beginning of the article.

Starting with electric skateboards
Starting with electric skateboards

Unfortunately in Germany we are fighting with a lot of regulations about where it is legal to ride an electric surfboard or electric skateboard. But even we Germans will get there 😉

If you are interested to follow our news, check also our Facebook Page at facebook.com/electricsurfer/