Every year in January the water-sports industry is meeting in Dusseldorf (Germany) to show the latest trends on the water. Next to boats, scuba diving, windsurfing etc. quite a few new electric surfboards could be found at the show.
Companies like Lampuga, Radinn, CURF Technologies, ePropulsion eSurf and Jetsurf were exhibiting and showing their latest models and prototypes.
And of course the Allstar Jetboard Tour Team including E-Surfer did not want to miss the new electric surfboards.
We were reaching out for interviews to Nick Leason, Prof. Jack Langelaan and Prof. Jakob Kuttenkeuler based on our Electric foil patents article “Is a questionable patent slowing down the e-Foil trend?”.
The Jetfoiler from Kai Concepts is an electric hydrofoil developed in Alameda close to San Francisco.
The Kai concept team is led by Don Montague who has an impressive water-sports background. Don worked close with Robby Naish and Pete Cabrinha where he developed for example their windsurf sails and kites as the head of R&D at Naish International.
We had already a few opportunities to meet Waterwolf e-surfboard founder Markus Schilcher. He is visiting us a few times a year to show us his latest prototypes.
Reason enough for an interview with him as he is the brain behind one of the first electric surfboards which is available for sale in higher quantities. His product is in the market since 3 years and has now proven to be ready for the market.