What is efoil and foiling
Wed 15th January 2020
What is an eFoil?
An eFoil is a surfboard with an electric motor that flies above a hydrofoil wing. The eFoil motor is near silent, it is powered by a rechargeable battery. This battery can be charged with power from a renewable source. It is a great fun and lets you interact with the marine environment in a very exciting way.
How does the eFoil work?
The eFoil is a mix of all the sports we love; surfing, kite foiling, flying, and deep powder snowboarding. A powerful electric motor is mounted on a wing with a propeller, beneath high-performance surfboard. The foil and wings combine to allow riders of all abilities to fly above a body of water.
How did you discover the FoilRide eFoil?
We are keen kite foilers in our spare time and have been keeping an eye on the emerging technological advances in mounting a foil under a board with an electric motor. New advances in rechargeable battery tech has allowed prototypes to become commercially available. We found our supplier and realised that they had a great product and we wanted to become a training school.
Why is the FoilRide special?
Here’s the big secret…you can be a one-lesson hero. It’s easy to experience super-cool hydroboarding. Soon you will be flying over water. Once flying the eFoil is quiet and smooth. It is the most amazing experience!
Where can people take the FoilRide, and what might they see?
In North Wales we are surrounded by an awesome seascape with amazing marine wildlife to see. Lessons take place the beautifully sheltered waters of the Menai Strait. This makes the area a perfect location to give you the best eFoiling experience as you fly above the surface of the water.