Over the last 6 months, I have spent hundreds of hours researching, building, and testing a new electric efoil surfboard and waterproof surfboard remote control. While I have been able to create a DIY electric hydrofoil propulsion system that works, myself and roughly 700 other DIY electric surfboard builders have yet to find an easy and affordable way to build or buy a waterproof bluetooth remote control.
Let’s face it, no one feels cool riding their electric surfboard with a DIY waterproof remote in a lunch bag. It will be a challenge for someone to develop a colorful, floating, waterproof surfboard remote control that is designed with smooth throttle control, comfort, and be affordably priced.
Currently, there are over 80 builders in various online forums and Facebook groups, trying to create a solution that will be easy to build and work well. Each month new designs and parts are being tested by these builders, which if all goes well a new design will work well and take things to the next step of testing and then into production.
If you are trying to build your own or thinking to build your own remote just keep in mind that parts you buy have a big risk of not working and you will quickly spend $150-$800 on parts. This is the whole point of open source design and building groups. This process of design can move fast, as everyone pitches in and shares insight and they all get something great in the end to use.
There are several new electric surfboard and jet board systems now. Many have waterproof a remote, but they do not sell to the DIY efoil builder’s community.
A waterproof 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 and not have 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 product becomes available will open the doors to the electric water sports industry as currently there are no waterproof remote control systems available for individuals that comes complete with a receiver allowing it to be used with virtually any electronic system available on the market. It does not matter if you have an electric skateboard, electric wakeboard, electric surfboard, or efoil. A universal remote will work all devices meaning you only need one!