WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG – SURFREBEL ELECTRIC SURFBOARD

In the Estern part of Berlin we visited Waterrebels CEO Stefan Klug in his office to learn more about the Surfrebel electric surfboard.

We had the opportunity to see his latest prototype and ask him 10 questions about his company and vision.

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG
WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG

E-SURFER:

Which sports did your do yourself as a teenager?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

As a teenager I played 9 years rugby and was active in bike trial. I also felt in love with snowboarding and wakeboarding and just recently I started kitesurfing.

E-SURFER:

2. When did you first think about a motorised surfboard?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

I found out about motorised surfboards in 2014 on the web and since than I am fascinated.

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3. How did your first Prototyp look like?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

The first prototype was a 3D print, but the first real prototype is indeed the SURFREBEL electric surfboard which you can see on my website and also here on E-Surfer.com. It was very important for me that even the first prototype is reflecting my desire for high quality and design.

SURFREBEL top view
SURFREBEL top view

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4. Where you starting Waterrebels as a hobby or was your plan to build a business?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

After I saw how positive the reactions are on motorised surfboards from people all over the world, I decided to quit my job in sales and to spend 100% of my time into the Waterrebels project. So yes, I want to build a business.

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5. When did you make this decision?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

After an event in 2014 where I testet some motorised surfboards which I had imported from China with a few friends, I took the decision to found Waterrebels.

E-SURFER:

6. What are your biggest challenges?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

The biggest challenge for me is that I don’t get lost in the details and that I can always motivate myself. You have to manoeuvre challenging times without losing the focus. In addition it is challenging to get investment funds and to chose the right partners and suppliers. And last but not least, keeping in mind what really matters for your customers.

WATERREBELS ELECTRIC SURFBOARD
WATERREBELS ELECTRIC SURFBOARD

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7.What was your biggest success so far?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

My biggest personal success was that I could show myself that I can make it happen. It takes a whole amount of discipline and optimism to run such a project.

In terms of Waterrebels it was the fact that I was able to build a high quality functional prototype in just less than a year. A prototype which is already in the first generation highly competitive in terms of quality and design.

I would have not achieved this without my laminator, who spend hours and hours with me to design the board. His knowhow is a great asset for me.

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8. How often do you surf your own boards?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

Since we are still in prototype phase I am probably surfing more on my computer in order to bring the Surfrebel electric surfboard to production as soon as possible.

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9. What are your plans for the future?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

For the future I wish to be able to serve a broad E-Surfer scene with my Surfrebel electric surfboard as an innovative and highly reliable Surfboard. It is my mission to drive innovation and be able to serve all crazy rebels on the water with high fun and high tech sports gear.

SURFREBEL electric surfboard
SURFREBEL electric surfboard

E-SURFER:

10. Anything else your would like to share with your fans?

WATERREBELS CEO STEFAN KLUG:

I would to thank everybody who so far believed in Waterrebels and the Surfrebel und who followed us.

Be sure, we will put all the energy and love we have to create a new surf experience for you.

E-SURFER:

Thanks a lot, Stefan, for giving us some insights into the Surfrebel story. We wish your all the best for the next prototype and the new boards in 2018.

We are looking very much forward to ride your Surfrebel surfboard in the near future.

More infos about Stefan’s Surfrebel electric surfboard at https://www.water-rebels.com

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