Over the last 6 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 create a DIY electrical hydrofoil propulsion system which works, myself and about 700 other DIY electric surfboard builders have yet to discover an easy and affordable way to construct or buy a waterproof bluetooth remote control.
It’ll be a challenge for someone to come up with a colorful, floating, waterproof surfboard remote control that’s designed with smooth throttle control, comfort, and be affordably priced.
Now, there are over 80 contractors in various online forums and Facebook groups, trying to create a solution that will be simple to build and work well.
If you are trying to construct your own or thinking to construct your own remote just bear in mind that components you buy have a big risk of not working and you’ll quickly invest $150-$800 on parts. This is the entire point of open source design and construction groups. This process of design can move fast, as everybody pitches in and shares insight and they get something great in the end to use.
There are several new electrical surfboard and jet board systems today. Many have watertight a distant, but they don’t sell to the DIY efoil builder’s community.
A watertight surfboard remote control is going to be a game changer for the water sport industry to support electric surfboard, jet surfboard, and efoil organizations to utilize 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 sort of product becomes available will open the doors to the electric water sports industry as currently there are no waterproof remote control systems available for people that comes complete with a receiver allowing it to be used with almost any electronic system available on the market. It does not matter whether you have an electric skateboard, electric wakeboard, electric surfboard, or efoil. A universal remote will operate all devices meaning you only need you!