eFoil. What is it and how does it work?

Nautical Channel
19 Ene 2024
NEWS | Industry, Sport

The Efoil, short for "Electric Foil", is a device that combines the thrill of surfing with electric technology. It is also known as a Fliteboard was invented in 2017, making it something very new.

It is more than a surfboard, it is an innovative aquatic experience. Equipped with a hydrofoil propelled by an integrated electric motor, this device lifts you above the water, giving you the freedom to glide without relying on the waves to keep you afloat and moving.

How does it work?

The operation of the eFoil is a masterful blend of engineering and fun. The board is equipped with a quiet, environmentally friendly electric motor that drives an underwater hydrofoil.

Through a wireless remote control, the surfer can modulate the speed and direction of the eFoil as it glides over the surface of the water - it can reach up to 40 km/h!

These innovative boards represent true engineering gems designed to offer the unique sensation of gliding over the sea like a bird. The use of lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber, is key in their construction.

The Efoil not only provides a thrilling experience, but also stands out for its sustainable approach. Being electric, it produces no polluting emissions and minimizes environmental impact. In addition, its intuitive design and easy handling make it accessible to surfers of different skill levels.

How to ride an eFoil?

  • Riding an eFoil, or electric surfboard, is an exciting and unique experience.
  • Be sure to bring the necessary safety equipment, such as a life jacket. It is also important to be familiar with the wireless controller that controls the eFoil.
  • Position yourself properly on the board, with your feet well positioned and your knees slightly bent.
  • Initiate the movement manually by propelling yourself with a paddle or using your hands to gain initial speed. Use the wireless controller to control the speed of the motor. Experiment with different power levels to find your comfort.
  • Distribute your weight evenly on the board to maintain stability. And use your body forward to move forward and backward to slow down or stop. Experiment with board elevation by adjusting the height above the water.
  • It's important to practice smooth turns by leaning your weight to the desired side and having tracking and control of the knob to adjust the direction of the eFoil. Glide smoothly over the water, enjoying the unique sensation of gliding over the waves without relying on the waves.
  • To finish, slow down gradually before landing. And remember to turn off the eFoil when you have completed your session.

Here you can see an explanatory video:

Remember that practice and patience are key to perfecting your riding skills when practicing this style of surfing - have fun exploring the water in a whole new way!

In a world where technology and adventure converge, the Efoil stands as an exciting addition to the watersports scene. Offering a unique way to enjoy the waves and respect the marine environment, this device promises to transform the experience of surfing the seas.

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