With the JW Board S30, the Korean manufacturer Jetwake has just presented its 2nd generation of jetboards. The S30 is smaller and more agile than its predecessor.
Electric Surfboard and eSurfboard news
An electric surfboard aka eSurfboard is powered by an electric motor and a jet engine. These Jetboards can achieve speeds up to 60 km/h and are much more silent compared to petrol powered Jetboards.
The electric surfboard market is rapidly growing with new players launching their eSurfboards every quarter. Reason enough for us to launch an electric surfboard blog to provide an overview about the different players. While petrol powered surfboards are out since more than a decade, the new electric Jetboards are still new and innovations are introduced every year. Next to the normal electric surfboards which are very similar to a standard surfboard we see a lot of hype around Electric Hydrofoils which let you fly above the water. You will find these in our Electric Hydrofoil section. Another section is about Electric Sup surfboards. You can get the latest electric surfboards in our Jetboard Shop.
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Some electric surfboards are using propellers and others a jet engine. In our “compare boards” section you can see the differences between the electric surfboards available. Sometimes these boards are not for sale yet, so we rely on the information we get from the manufacturer website and from our forum. But we usually we get access to test boards before they are on sale and will write full reviews in such cases.
The first electric surfboards in the market were Onean from Spain, Lampuga from Germany and Waterwolf from Germany which launched 2016/2017. Lampuga went bankrupt in 2017, but opened again in 2018 with a new owner. The new Lampuga Air is shipping since August 2020. Like most of the electric surfboards it is using a jet. Onean started with an electric SUP called Manta and an jetboard called Carver. The Onean Carver was probably the most sold electric surfboard until early 2019, but struggled a little bit with power for rider above 80 kg. As a consequence Onean launched the Carver X in summer 2018 with 2 batteries and 2 jet engines, which can handle heavier riders.
- Onean – The company Onean from Spain has 3 models currently with the Manta, Carver and Carver X. They are also developing a new faster jetboard, but there is no release date yet.
- Waterwolf – From Bavaria in Germany ist manufacturer Waterwolf who is still the only brand using a propeller (see picture above). The Waterwolf MPX-3 is selling since 2017.
- Lampuga – With a new owner, new staff and a new headquarter in Rastatt (Germany) Lampuga is shipping agin since April 2019. The Air model is an inflatable electric surfboard.
- Radinn – From Sweden ist the company Radinn who sold a few units of their first model (positioned as an electric wakeboard) in 2017 and announced the new GX2 at boot 2018.
- Jetsurf – The leader in petrol powered surfboards Jetsurf from Czech Republic also announced an electric jetboard at boot 2018 and is supposed to start shipping in 2019
- Awake – Another e-surfboard company from Sweden is Awake who presented their jetboard at boot 2019 and wants to start shipping in 2019 as well.
- Torque – The electric jetboards from Torque are developed in Australia. They have currently 2 models with Mongrel and Xtream. They also sell electric SUPs since 2019.
- CURF – Based out of Hamburg in Germany CURF is positioning their e-jetboards as the most powerful jetboards on the market which can also tow a wakeboarder.
- Mertek – Out of Shenzhen in China the company ePropulsion is selling its brand Mertek. A cheap electric surfboard for riders below 60 kg.