Electric wakeboard - wakeboards with a motor

Are you looking for an electric wakeboard? Then you should take a look at the jetboards from Awake. The electric wakeboard from Sweden.

The jetboard from Awake Boards in Sweden comes pretty close to an electric wakeboard. Unlike other jetboard manufacturers, the Rävik models do not have a handlebar - they rely entirely on foot straps.

The electric wakeboard models Rävik 3 and Rävik S (even sportier) are not quite cheap at EUR 15,000 to 20,000, but at least they are cheaper than a wakeboard boat 😉 In return, you get top quality with a cool design and the latest technology.

What's more, you can ride alone without a boat or cable car and no trailer is required. You can actually fit such an electric wakeboard in any car with a folding rear seat.

We have made a video about jetboards for our E-SURFER YouTube channel. Here you can also see the Awake Rävik:

Video: What is a jetboard?

Wakeboard with motor

The Awake electric wakeboard also takes a different approach to propulsion than its competitors. While other jetboards suck the water up under the board and expel it at the back, the large inlet on this wakeboard with motor is perpendicular to the water surface.

electric wakeboard with motor
Wakeboard mit Motor

This solution has several advantages. The Awake boards suck in much more water and therefore offer plenty of propulsion. On the other hand, less air is sucked in, which prevents misfires and always ensures pressure even during very fast maneuvers.

Unlike the eFoils, the motor power of the jetboards is over 7.5 kW - which means that a recreational craft license has been required for these electric motors in some regions since January 2023.

Electric wakeboard riding experience

Of course, an electric wakeboard is not quite as maneuverable as a normal wakeboard. This is due to the size (you need the buoyancy) and, above all, the weight of the motor and battery. But at up to 57 km/h, you can really step on the gas.

You accelerate with a radio remote control in your hand and steer by shifting your body weight. Depending on your riding style, one battery charge lasts up to 55 minutes.

Even though these boards are quite heavy, they are still capable of very fast maneuvers. The Awake team surfed the waves in Nazaré with these boards, did back flips and - as you can see in the photo - completed very high jumps.

Motorisiertes Wakeboard
Motorized wakeboard - photo by Awake Boards

Technical data

The Rävik 3 comes with the following data:

  • Top speed 57 km/h
  • From zero to 50 km/h in 4 seconds
  • Weight of the board without battery 22 kg
  • 11kW power - AMO V2
  • V2 AESC controller
  • AHVC V2 remote control
  • 3 speed levels
  • Dimensions: 179 x 62 x 26 cm
  • Underwater hull: V shape
  • Rocker: Dynamic
  • Stern: Narrow
  • Buoyancy: 71 kg
  • Ride time: 15 - 30 minutes (standard battery)
  • Ride time: 25 - 55 minutes (XR battery)
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Weight of standard battery: 18 kg (1.9 kWh power)
  • Weight XR battery: 22 kg (2.8 kWh power)
  • Optional foot straps
Wakeboard with motor
Wakeboard with motor

The smaller and therefore even sportier Rävik S model is as follows:

  • Top speed 55 km/h
  • From zero to 50 km/h in 5 seconds
  • Weight of the board without battery 21 kg
  • 11kW power - AMO V2
  • V2 AESC controller
  • AHVC V2 remote control
  • 3 speed levels
  • Dimensions: 175 x 61 x 27 cm
  • Underwater hull: W shape
  • Rocker: Aggressive
  • Stern: Slim
  • Buoyancy: 52 kg
  • Ride time: 15 - 20 minutes (standard battery)
  • Ride time: 20 - 45 minutes (XR battery)
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Weight of standard battery: 18 kg (1.9 kWh power)
  • Weight XR battery: 22 kg (2.8 kWh power)
  • Foot straps recommended

The smaller Rävik S is slightly slower. This is because it is lower in the water due to its smaller volume and displaces more water. On the other hand, it is more maneuverable 😉

Wakeboard mit Jet
Andreas riding the Awake Rävik S


I have been riding the Rävik electric wakeboard myself for 3 years and am more than satisfied. I like the design, the power and the freedom to ride without a handlebar. The game changer compared to other electric surfboards is the drive, which always ensures constant pressure.

We offer test rides in our Berlin test center.

If you are not sure which board you should buy, visit our test center in Berlin. Make an appointment online by filling out our contact form.
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