The LOAWAI electric surfboards are developed by the company Watercraft Germany GmbH close to Hamburg in Germany. The LOAWAI jetboards belong to the most powerful electric jetboards in the market and were originally launched under the name CURF Jetboards in 2018, but the brand was changed to LOAWAI in May 2019.
Many electric surfboards are struggling with heavier riders above 100 kg, but not the LOAWAI electric surfboards which can carry up to 140 – 150 kg, which means actually 2 adults or one very heavy rider. The power can also be used to tow for example a wakeboarder, a water tube or a hydrofoil.
The electric surfboard industry is facing problems with delayed product launches. Many of the announced boards are sometimes even one year later not available. LOAWAI electric surfboards don’t struggle here. Onean, Lift Foils and Loawai were the first manufacturers which could ship in volumes since 2018. The Loawai standard model is shipping since summer 2018 and the Wake models since early 2019.
The LOAWAI electric surfboards are not inexpensive with the standard model starting at 15,450 EUR plus VAT and shipping and the Wake model starting at 20,750 EUR plus VAT and shipping, but they offer premium quality and high-tech components, which have their price.
The Loawai jetboards are using 2 lithium ion battery packs with 1.6 kWh each to enable a riding time of 40-50 minutes
The Loawai standard electric surfboard
With 11 kW the standard Loawai jetboard was still the most powerful jetboard in 2018 as you can see in our electric surfboard comparison. The jetboard can accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h in 4.4 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 53 km/h.
The company introduced 2018 a PE (Polyethylene) hull which is extremely robust and it is available in 6 colours: white, yellow, orange, red, blue and turquoise.
LOAWAI WAKE jetboard
With this electric jetboard you can accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h in just 3.3 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 60 km/h. The engine can deliver a thrust of 135 kg. That’s a lot. The wake model has the same dimensions and is using the same components. It also comes in the same colours. 60 km/h is quite a lot and you should care to harm neither yourself nor others. On the other side so much power promises a lot of fun.
|Max. Speed||53 km/h||60 km/h|
|4,2 sec (1)||3,3 sec (1)|
|Thrust||90 kg||135 kg|
|Power||14 kW||19 kW|
|Dimensions||192 x 73 x 26 cm||192 x 73 x 26 cm|
|Weight||30 kg (w/o battery)||31 (w/o battery)|
|Batteries||Plug & play, Lithium-ion, swap system||Plug & play, Lithium-ion, swap system|
|Battery pack||1600 Wh, L 830 mm, 18 kg||1600 Wh, L 830 mm, 18 kg|
|Charging time||quick: 1,75 hours (2) / normal: 6 hours||quick: 1,75 hours (2) / normal: 6 hours|
|Operating time||40 minutes planing (1)||40 minutes planing (1)|
(1) = Operating time and max. speed are depending on weight, riding style and water conditions
(2) = Charging time with quick-charger (available option)
Both models come with a standard charger which needs 6 hours to charge the battery, but the optional fast charger does the job in only 2 hours. The Plug & Play batteries are very easy to replace.
Very soon we will publish some more photos in our forum. Stay tuned.