DIY ELECTRIC FOIL SURFBOARD MADE IN NORWAY

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 community.

DIY electric Foil Surfboard made in Germany
DIY electric Foil Surfboard made in Germany

On their website at www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-ELECTRICAL-Hydrofoil/ they are sharing details about their version 1 of the DIY electric Foil surfboard.

The idea is to help others to build their own electric hydrofoils with documentation, list of components and 3D print templates.

The DIY electric Foil surfboard team is covering the board, the hydrofoil, propulsion unit, battery and controller.

DIY electric Hydrofoil
DIY electric Hydrofoil

DIY electric Foil Surfboard – The board

Everything is described in a lot of pictures how they took an old surfboard, shortened it and embedded battery as well as electronics and mounted the hydrofoil.

You can download the list of materials, which includes links to buy and pricing information.

Cut out from an old F2 Surfboard
Cut out from an old F2 Surfboard

We find it is pretty smart how they re-used the old surfboard. Shortened it and embed the components to make it a DIY electric Foil Surfboard.

smart way to re-use the surfboard
smart way to re-use the surfboard

Originally their plan was to build also the Foil from scratch, but they went for a Nobile Hydrofoil to save some time. This may change in the future.

Using a Nobile Hydrofoil
Using a Nobile Hydrofoil

Propulsion unit & Propeller

Their website describes in detail and with many pictures how they build the propulsion unit and propeller with 3 D prints.

It is explained why they took certain components and what is important when assembling them. A good read for everybody who wants to build their own e-Hydrofoil.

electric Foil propulsion unit
electric Foil propulsion unit

Also the propeller is 3D printed and Nikolai and team share what they considered in terms of safety, size, speed and a smooth ride.

DIY propeller unit
DIY propeller unit

Battery & Controller

Their battery and controller are a pure prototype and they do not recommend to use it for safety reasons.

They will improve this in the next generation.

The batterypack consists of 2x 6s 5000mAh battery’s running in series and give a run time of 10 minutes.

More details on their website at www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-ELECTRICAL-Hydrofoil/

More pictures

And last bat not least a few pictures from the team and the board in action. Enjoy!

electric hydrofoil team
electric hydrofoil team
electric hydrofoil team
electric hydrofoil team
electric hydrofoil in action
electric hydrofoil in action

3 Replies to “DIY ELECTRIC FOIL SURFBOARD MADE IN NORWAY”

  1. Hi, I believe I may be able to help you with your project.
    My name is Rich, I am new to hydrofoils and I love the idea of an electric one. My business partner and I make high end electric bikes in California. We have partnered with a battery factory that makes custom lithium ion batteries for our bikes. We use the Samsung 18650 cells and can design just about any package that you would need to power your boards.
    I would like to make my own e-foil but lack the expertise with the motor. Perhaps we could help each other. Im not looking to make or sell e-foils (I do batteries) I just want one to enjoy for my self.

    Thank you

    Rich
    r_sprout@hotmail.com

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