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.
These are busy days for Liftfoils CEO Nick Leason as he is preparing the initial launch of the eFoil later this year. In our eFoil interview from July 2017 he is giving his some insights about him and his company.
We prepared a catalog of 10 questions for our eFoil interview which Nick was able to answer even while he is currently travelling.
Today LiftFoils started the pre-order of its electric hydrofoil surfboard. There will be only a limited quantity available this year (scheduled for September) and you can reserve your eFoil now for a 2,500 USD deposit while the final price will be 12,500 USD plus shipping.