What could be better than hovering over the waves? One of the fastest-growing trends in outdoor recreation, eFoiling, has redefined the future of modern water sports. In fact, such entertainment is seen by many as ideal. And now, there is an opportunity to relatively cheaply realize this desire.
The young company Waydoo has recently introduced a new product called Flyer ONE. It is an electric hydrofoil surfboard powered by a robust propulsion system that allows you to experience ultimate, breathtaking moments as you glide across the water.
The developers have relied on the practicality and simplicity of the design so that the board is easier to use with many features. Simply assemble the board, mast, and wing with the six screws provided and insert the removable PowerFlight battery with a single press.
The Flyer ONE board is made using materials such as EPP foam and aluminum alloy. The mast is made of fashioned aluminum grade 6061, and the main wing is from carbon fibers. Its battery is protected against water according to the IP67 standard and is installed with a special compartment, closed by a cover.
The Flyer ONE measures 173 x 69.5 x 109 cm and weighs 28 kilograms. As for the electric motor, it offers a maximum power of 6 kW, which is enough to transport a person of average size and weight at about 42 km/h (25 mph). Waydoo Flyer ONE offers a long-lasting ride for 55-85 minutes, allowing you to travel up to 35 km (22 miles), giving you the freedom to explore without limits. The battery fully recharges in 2 hours. No need to have wind to take off since the electric propulsion takes care of it.
The control of the entire dynamic section will be carried out through a controller that the user will use by hand. With a built-in GPS, the Jet ONE Controller keeps track of your progress every single ride. Pilots can choose up to 24 gears, whatever the mode is chosen: beginner, intermediate, and advanced and choose the position that suits them: kneeling, sitting, or standing. The Jet ONE Controller will automatically lock when the rider falls into the water.
On the surfboard, there is an anti-glare display that displays basic information about the current operating mode and speed. Also, the board itself can be synchronized with a special mobile application through which fine-tuning can be performed.
For marketing its electric foil, Waydoo launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. The company also offers a pre-order for $3,795, which is significantly lower than the proposals of competing companies in this niche. If the schedule is met, the first lucky ones will receive their boards for eFoiling on the water in August.