Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Awake RÄVIK S, an electric surfboard with a top speed of 56 km/h

The Swedish surfboard manufacturer Awake had unveiled its first electric surfboard in the summer of 2018, and now it has presented its new model, the RÄVIK S, at Boot Düsseldorf last week.

The first version of the RÄVIK Awake was not the first electric surfboard on the market, but its efficient design helped revolutionize the industry. The new one incorporates a redesigned hull to improve its hydrodynamic performance. It should be suitable for particularly sporty surfing.

Faster than the wave

The manufacturer promises surfing pleasure at a speed of up to 56 km/h (35 mph), 4 seconds to go from 0 to 50 km/h (0-31 mph), and a power of 11 kW (15 hp). The driver can select four different power levels using a wireless hand controller.

Depending on the driving style, the performance of the removable lithium-ion battery integrated into the board is enough for up to 20-45 minutes of gliding over the water. But with a spare battery, surfers can keep one onshore for charging while surfing with the second. The battery takes approximately 80 minutes to get fully charged.

New model comes with an improved hull design.

The big advantage of this type of machine, since it is motorized, it is possible to surf everywhere, from the open sea to lakes, ponds, and rivers, without having to wait for the wave, or find a sloping lake.

The RÄVIK S is expected to go into production this spring. But it will be aimed at the wealthiest (or most passionate) riders because it is announced at a price of €16,900 (about US $18,000).