We Rode The Endless Wave

We Rode The Endless Wave

I feel like everything is going electric these days…and I’m not sad about it! We’re curious about all sorts of electric-powered sailboats, dinghies, e-bikes…

But, riding an electric hydrofoil board wasn’t on my radar. Probably because I had never even seen one. That is until we met Ben and Lisa.

Ben is an extreme kinda guy and is all about trying anything at least once. I would like to say this applies to just sports but that would be selling his personality short. He’s an early adopter and they are both outside-the-box thinkers. Especially for people living on a remote island in the South Pacific.

So really, it should come as no surprise that they would have a flying surfboard.

The idea of a hydrofoil isn’t all that new (been around since 1906) but as far as my research found, e-foils have only come about in the last few years.

Ben offered to teach us how to ride and we were happy to accept!

I figured it would be like learning to snowboard or surf. 2-3 days of busting my arse and then I might be able to have some fun. But, I learned a lot faster than I expected. 15-20 minutes in and I was riding the endless wave, flying along at 25mph and it felt effortless! A few more sessions and I really could see myself heading out into the waves just to give it try.

The only downside to the whole experience, my stand-up paddleboarding now feels a lot less exciting and very, very slow.



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