LIFTFOILS CEO NICK LEASON – EFOIL INTERVIEW

These are busy days for Liftfoils CEO Nick Leason as he is preparing the initial launch of the eFoil later this year. In our eFoil interview from July 2017 he is giving his some insights about him and his company.

We prepared a catalog of 10 questions for our eFoil interview which Nick was able to answer even while he is currently travelling.

LiftFoils CEO Nick Leason
LiftFoils CEO Nick Leason

eFoil interview

E-SURFER:

When you were a teenager, which were your most favourite sports you did yourself?

LIFTFOILS CEO NICK LEASON:

I did and I am doing surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, snowboarding & skiing.

E-SURFER:

When did you have the idea of an motorised surfboard? Was electric your first choice?

LIFTFOILS CEO NICK LEASON:

I was always interested in motorized everything since I was a kid. We had the idea for an electric foil board over 3 years ago and started working on it.

E-SURFER:

How did you first prototype look like?

LIFTFOILS CEO NICK LEASON:

The first prototype looked like hell, but it worked. There is a video on our vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/214665580

E-SURFER:

Was your intention to build a business or where you developing for your own fun?

LIFTFOILS CEO NICK LEASON:

We were already in the business of building foils and I had intentions to develop it and sell it.

eFoil Interview with Nick Leason
eFoil Interview with Nick Leason

E-SURFER:

When did you decide to make electric surfboards your business?

LIFTFOILS CEO NICK LEASON:

Over 3 years ago.

E-SURFER:

Which were / are the biggest challenges?

LIFTFOILS CEO NICK LEASON:

The dedication to follow through and make it your full time job. The cost of developing such a product. Keeping all of the engineers and suppliers in line and on time. It is a very challenging project to manage.

E-SURFER:

Which was your biggest success so far?

NICK LEASON:

Our first 20 mile electric ride on the foil.

E-SURFER:

How often are you riding your own boards?

NICK LEASON:

I ride my own boards most days out of the week. My favorite board is my non-motorized foil surfboard. I love it.

E-SURFER:

What do you plan or the future?

LIFTFOILS CEO NICK LEASON:

Lots and lots of toys. Foiling everywhere.

E-SURFER:

Anything else your would like to share with your fans?

LIFTFOILS CEO NICK LEASON:

Stay tuned. This is only the beginning.

Thanks a lot to Nick for this eFoil interview. We are very much looking forward to see the eFoil live in the near Future.

Nick mentioned he will probably be in Europe in September and we are looking forward to catch up with him.

The eFoil is currently the only electric motorised Hydrofoil announced to the market.

Have a look at http://www.liftfoils.com