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Are Motorized Surfboards the Next Big Wave of Recreation Technology?

Mike Klingaman - The Baltimore Sun
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January 25, 2017

JetSurf Uncovered: A new way to ride (JetSurf-Official)

Fast, cutting-edge and pricey, the $12,000 motorized playthings have already wowed the rich and famous — including singer Justin Bieber and British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton — as manufacturers seek to widen their appeal among everyday thrill-seekers and would-be James Bonds.

"This is a totally new water sport, for which you don't need wind or waves," said Julio Grullon, marketing director of JetSurf, a New York firm which produces the boards. "You can ride them in lakes, in large-sized pools or at the beach."

Moreover, in places with massive swells, like Hawaii, the motorized boards needn't be towed out to sea past the big waves. A two-stroke, 10.3 horsepower engine built into the carbon-fiber board has the oomph to reach speeds of 36 mph. The "tank" holds a half gallon of gas, enough for a 45-minute run.

The boards work in as little as two feet of water, and stop if the surfer falls off.

Will they catch on? Longtime surfers think not.

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