The hype around the electric hydrofoil basically exploded in 2017. We hear from new projects almost every other week.
It is just fascinating to fly above the water surface. Many commercial products are announced for 2018 and we will help you to keep informed about them.
No matter if the inflatable hydrofoil which you can easily fit into the back of your car or the DIY electric hydrofoil – you will find them here.
A Hydrofoil needs less power compared to a normal electric surfboard once it is flying. This makes the board not only less expensive, but also a few problems such like heating can be resolved more easily.
Next to the commercial e-Foils there was formed a community over the last months which build their own e-hydrofoils.
Originally single projects were documented (for example on Youtube) but now you can find almost all of them in one place. Read more about the efoil.builders forum below.
With all the hype around the electric hydrofoils we don’t think they will replace electric surfboards.
It is a different feeling. While you can aggressively carve with an surfboard a hydrofoil is for smooth cruising about the surface.
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.
The Elevate is an inflatable electric foil surfboard which is developed in Germany close to the Bodensee and continues the studies of the swedish evolo hydrofoil project
The idea is to develop a multi purpose foil surfboard which can be used with an electric powered expeller engine or be used as a foil windsurf- or even kiteboard and the goal oft he study is to show that it is possible to ride at speeds of 30km/h with only 1KW electric power.