The surfboard with an engine
Powered by the patented WaveJet PWP pod, surfing’s first miniaturized jet drive technology, the boards make 8 to 10 knots on still water, which is 3 to 5 times faster than paddling.
“When I surf, I want to surf and catch as many waves as possible,” said Mike Railey, CEO of WaveJet. “With a WaveJet, you may get exhausted, but it will be from surfing, not paddling. ”Surfers catch more waves; lifeguards reach swimmers and boats faster; and kayakers can cruise against strong current and wind. Said Railey, “It really allows you to break free from traditional limitations.”
WaveJet is the first patented Personal Water Propulsion (PWP) system designed for use in a range of personal watercraft, including surfboards, SUPs, kayaks, rescue boards, kite boards, scuba gear, and light boats. Powered by an integrated twin-lithium ion battery pack with twin drives, WaveJet is capable of 20 pounds of thrust, has a continuous run-time of over 30 minutes, activated through a wireless wrist controller and recharges in a standard wall socket. At 3 to 5 times faster than paddling a sufboard, WaveJet is safe, quiet and light, and can even be used in shallow water where paddles and oars are ineffective and outboards can’t be used at all.
You’re invited to get in on the action early and be one of the first to own one of the limited edition WaveJet Series 1 Systems. Each WaveJet System comes equipped with WaveJet Board (5 to choose from), WaveJet Power Pod, Blank Pod (for surfing without power), WaveJet Seatooth Wrist Controller, WaveJet Charging Station and WaveJet Toolkit as well as Product Manual. A deposit of $500 will guarantee you delivery of one of the first limited edition Series 1 WaveJet Systems which will ship on May 1, 2012. More on the industry news: wavejet.com | surfermag.com