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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.

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Electric Hydrofoil from Prague

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More and more people try to build their own DIY electric Foil surfboard. Nikolai, Hans Emil and Jonas from Norway are documenting their findings and are sharing them with the…

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Are you interested in a DIY electric surfboard? You should have a look at the electric hydrofoil project at Kickstarter. The team around Chris Vermeulen from Canada is developing an…



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…

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.