Gear up, surfers! Waydoo is set to make your surfing experience easier and a lot more fun. This Shenzhen-based technology company promises a convenient and simple way to surf with its new Waydoo Flyer.
The Waydoo Flyer is an innovative electric hydrofoil board that borrows technology from aircraft design in order to make surfing easier for beginners. Propelled by a 6,000-watt brushless motor, the carbon fiber-bodied Waydoo Flyer has a top speed of 35 km/h and can reportedly run for 60 minutes on charging ones. It also contains beginner and advanced modes allowing users of all skill levels to enjoy. Apart from that, it comes equipped with a quick-release motion camera mount that is compatible with GoPro’s full range of motion cameras.
Focusing on the architectural aspects, the Waydoo Flyer has been designed keeping user convenience as top priority. It is easy to assemble. There are only two screws needed to mount the hydrofoil to the main board and the entire process can be completed using hands. It comes with a removable traction rope that attaches to the board for support and a large, wooden non-slip mat to help with balance and stability. More importantly, the eFoil board lets users glide above any water surface without the need for waves.
Considering the older electric surf boards that have been in the market and cost up to $22,000, the Waydoo Flyer is much cheaper ($4999). This new affordable and beginner-friendly electric hydrofoil board would definitely be a good investment for all the ardent surfers out there and it would be interesting to see where the product stands in the market in the coming months.