Surfer Shreds Huge Waves With a Jet-Propelled Surfboard

Motorized surfboards are nothing new, but typically we just see some yutz puttering around a glassy lake on them. Bo-ring. But today, finally, their potential is being realized. Check out braver-than-you big wave guru Garrett McNamara using a WaveJet to tame some giant, unfriendly waves. » 12/06/11 10:10am 12/06/11 10:10am

Turns Out That Jet Surfboard Is Pretty Fast

Remember that crazy battery-powered jet surfboard? Turns out it's pretty quick, pushing 20 pounds of thrust good for up to 12mph for a run time of almost 40 minutes. That's 3 times faster than most humans can paddle. The drawback is that the kit weighs an extra 15 pounds. Good for stability, bad for maneuverability,… » 4/29/11 1:20pm 4/29/11 1:20pm

WaveJet's Motor-Powered, Paddle-Free Sufboard of the Future Launches in…

Wavejet, a low-powered motor system that fits into a traditional-sized surfboard and could change the way surfers catch waves (or at least how quickly), has exited the pipedream phase with a big launch in Orlando. Cue the purist! » 1/09/11 5:00pm 1/09/11 5:00pm