The first table will show you electric surfboards aka e-surfboards which are either available today or are announced to be available in the near future. We did delete all pricing information, but it can still be seen in the linked articles. The reason we deleted the prices was that all prices were standard manufacturer prices excluding VAT and excluding shipping. This can be very misleading depending from where you order and from whom. Please keep this in mind when you are budgeting or request help in our buying guide. VAT, import fees and shipping easily add a few thousand EUR. We get too often requests for powerful jet-boards below 5,000 EUR, which is just not possible. We try to keep this table as updated as possible, but if you think you noticed wrong or missing information, please contact us.
In the next table we are archiving older Jetboard models which are not available anymore. But you might find used ones. This is in order to make this jet-surfing page complete and to offer the largest electric surfboard comparison you can find on the web. This industry is still young, but went already through quite a few changes.
As you can see you can easily compare the speed, length, range and weight. However, I want to highlight that most data in these tables are from the manufacturers and probably measured under ideal conditions. Light rider, no wind, no waves, etc. In our articles you will find more real information from our reviews and we are currently planning to setup a lab were we can actually test all boards on our own in the same conditions. We have already reviews for several boards from Onean, Waterwolf, Radinn, Torque, Lampuga and many others.
Especially the speed and range can vary a lot based on the riders weight and style. Both depends highly on the battery and batteries are expensive. This is why most of the models below 10,000 EUR are probably more for lighter riders below 80 kg. Another important aspect is the quality of the batteries. The batteries make up for about 30-40% of the price. Cheap cells from China and a weak battery management system (BMS) may safe thousands of EUR, but also increases the risk of damage and fire. Please have a look at our battery safety instructions to see why you should not underestimate the need of high quality components.
Of course 10,000 to 15,000 EUR or even more is not a small investment for an electric surfboard, but safety should come first. We see more and more cheap Asian models entering the market which undercut the prices of high quality brands by 50%. Yes, this sounds attractive and sometimes might be the only chance to budget for an electric surfboard, but I recommend that you have at least a local distributor for support and have tested the boards at least once before you buy. Otherwise you might get very disappointed.
The high quality brands in our electric surfboard comparison which were fully reviewed by us and our the Allstar Team are a pretty safe choice. And if you ask for help through our buying guide please understand that we will only recommend we have tested on our own. At the same time we want to list here all electric surfboards we hear of, so that you can make your own decision. Again, this trend is very new and the technology ist still evolving. Prices are high and will kstay high until the volumes are increasing and the technology is getting better.
Don’t think about these boards just as surfboards. If you think it is 2,000 EUR for a surfboard plus 2,000 EUR for the engine and the electronics you will get disappointed. This is a different sport and new category which can be compared with a Jetski aka Personal Watercraft which are usually between 10,000 and 25,000 EUR. Same here.
We are following this market of electric surfboards now since over four years (e-surfer went life early 2017) and we have seen so many announced models which either never made it to market or came with 1 or 2 years delay. It is not as easy as some may think. Even companies which are funded with millions of EUR did fail or came delayed. It needs time and it needs quality which is expensive. I understand this price range might be a “no go” for some of you and this is frustrating. At the same time it is the reality. The only chance to make it cheaper for a broader market is time. Time to improve the (battery) technology, time to increase the volumes. It may never become mass market product.That’s said in 2020 the ales numbers surpassed the Jetski sales numbers.
For me it is worthwhile. I started an electric skateboard blog 5 years ago which I dropped for E-Surfer. The reason I started with the skateboards was that I thought I would never pay 15,000 EUR for an e-surfboard. But once I tried it I got addicted. I started with an Waterwolf and now I own several Lift Foils eFoil , two Radinn Jet-Boards, a Jetsurf Electric and a Lampuga Air. I love it and yes, it is worthwhile the money. But, of course, it is a lot. I used to own a Jetski, so I am used to this price range, I love the new boards much more. Cheaper solutions, but with much less power are E-SUPs acute like Sipaboards and ScubaJet.
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