Over the past six months, I have spent countless hours researching, building, and testing a new electrical efoil surfboard and watertight surfboard remote control. While I have been able to produce a DIY electric hydrofoil propulsion system which works, myself and about 700 additional DIY electrical surfboard builders have yet to discover a simple and affordable way to build or buy a waterproof bluetooth remote control.
It’ll be a challenge for someone to come up with a colorful, floating, waterproof surfboard remote controller that is designed with smooth throttle control, comfort, and be affordably priced.
Currently, there are over 80 contractors in various online forums and Facebook groups, trying to create a solution which will be simple to build and work well. Each month new layouts and components are being tested by these builders, which if all goes well a brand new design will work well and take things to the next step of testing and then into production.
If you are attempting to build your own or thinking to build your own remote just keep in mind that parts you purchase have a big danger of not working and you’ll soon invest $150-$800 on parts. This is the entire point of open source layout and construction groups. This process of design can move fast, as everyone pitches in and shares insight and they get something great in the end to use.
There are several new electric surfboard and jet board systems now. Many have waterproof a distant, but they don’t sell to the DIY efoil builder’s community.
A watertight surfboard remote control will be a game changer for the water sport industry to support electric surfboard, jet surfboard, and efoil companies to use an open source remote control without having to spend $45,000 or more on research, testing, plastic molds, bulk orders, and 6+ month turnaround from start to finish.
If this type of merchandise becomes available will open the doors to the electric water sports industry as currently there are no waterproof remote control systems accessible for individuals that comes complete with a receiver allowing it to be used with virtually any electronic system on the market. It does not matter if you have an electric skateboard, electric wakeboard, electric surfboard, or efoil. A universal remote will operate all devices meaning you only need one!