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Electric Hydrofoil and eFoil news by E-Surfer

Electric Hydrofoil and eFoil news
Electric Hydrofoil and eFoil news

An electric hydrofoil is flying above the water. An eFoil is using a wing connected to a mast underneath the board which lets it take off. It is powered by an electric motor.

Since the first eFoil videos went viral in 2017 the trend is not to stop. The beauty of electric foils is that they consume much less power compared to an electric surfboard once they fly and the resistance of the water surface gets eliminated. This has several positive effects. Less power means wider range or less weight of the battery. Smaller batteries make the product cheaper. Not only because less lithium ion cells need to be used but also other components such like the controller need to handle less energy. You can get the latest electric hydrofoils in our eFoil Shop.

Our latest eFoil articles:

H5 Hover Foil from Hoverstar

Hoverstar is a company from Shenzhen in China who develops the electric hydrofoil board H5 Hover Foil next to some other water-toys. They have an Aquajet which is supporting scuba divers , the H3 Hover Ark which is kind of an electric bodyboard and the H1 which they call a flying car, but is looks like an electric jetski with foil….

Audi e-tron electric hydrofoil with jet propulsion

The Audi e-tron electric hydrofoil with jet propulsion is a project from Audi’s engineer Franz Hofmann and Christian Roessler from Technical University of Munich. It was showcased at Kiel Regatta & LA…

Fliteboard electric foil ready for shipment

The Fliteboard electric foil models were presented at boot 2019 in Germany end of January. The 3 models standard, pro and inflatable are ready for orders now and can ship between…

Liftfoils eFoil 2019 with more options

The Liftfoils eFoil 2019 models were shown last week at the boot trade show in Germany. This year Liftfoils will offer much more options for their eFoil customers. And they can…

Carve 6.0 complete electric hydrofoil

VeCARVE 6.0 electric foil from VeConcept

VeFoil is now called VeConcept and just released new infos about their upcoming VeCARVE 6.0 electric foil. Originally designed as DIY electric hydrofoil components it developed into a complete solution.

Waviator with large foil and motor

Waviator E-Hydrofoil made in Germany

The Waviator E-Hydrofoil was shown first time at the Boot & Fun trade show in Berlin on November 29th 2018. We had a chance to interview founder Bastian Raithel about…

eFoil from Takuma Concept

E-TAKUMA electric hydrofoil from Takuma Concept

With the E-TAKUMA electric hydrofoil the company Takuma Concept who is known for hydrofoils for Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Waveboarding, Surfing and SUP is bringing their 3 years experience in foiling to…

More about the electric hydrofoil:

Less energy means less heat and this makes things a lot of easier. But of course it is still not simple to build a reliable mass production electric hydrofoil. However, since it is easier to build an e-foil compared to an e-surfboard, you do not only see a lot of companies jumping on this trend within just 1 year, but also a community of DIY e-foil builders. These guys exchange their thoughts on the forum This is a very good place for anyone who is considering to build a “do it yourself” electric foil.

The pioneer of commercial electric hydrofoils ist Lift Foils who set a trend with their viral Youtube videos in 2017 and who was the first manufacturer who shipped from summer 2018. They shipped 500 products in the first 6 months and were ramping up production in 2019. You can buy the eFoil directly in our Electric Hydrofoil Shop.

It takes an electric hydrofoil manufacturer at least another year from showing the first prototype or even ship to some beta users before he can release a reliable mass production e-foil. So a lot of boards were announced and shown at trade shows, but time will tell when and if they will be ever available for sale. We have already seen many disappearing.


In addition you see more and more brands from China such like Waydoo and Hoverstar. You can compare all these electric foils in our e-Foil comparison.