Over the past 6 months, I have spent hundreds of hours researching, building and testing a new efoil electric surfboard and waterproof surfboard remote control. While I have been able to create a DIY electric hydrofoil propulsion system that works, myself and about 700 other DIY electric surfboard builders have yet to find an easy and affordable way to build or purchase a waterproof bluetooth remote.
Let’s face it, no one feels good 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 that is designed with smooth throttle control, comfort, and an affordable price.
Currently, there are more than 80 creators in various online forums and Facebook groups, trying to create a solution that is easy to build and works well. Every month these builders test new designs and parts, that if all goes well, a new design will work fine and take things to the next testing step and then into production.
If you are trying to build your own or are considering building your own remote, be aware that the parts you buy are at great risk of not working and that you will quickly spend $ 150- $ 800 on parts. This is the goal of open source design and group creation. This design process can move forward quickly as everyone collaborates and shares their knowledge, and in the end, everyone gets something great to wear.
Now there are several new sets of electric surfboards and jetboards. Many have a waterproof remote control, but they are not sold to the DIY builder community.
A water resistant surfboard remote control will be a game changer for the watersports industry to help electric, jet surf and oil surfboard companies use an open source remote control and not have to spend $ 45,000 or more on research, testing, bulk order plastic molds, and lead times of more than 6 months from start to finish.
If this type of product is available, it will open the doors to the electric watersports industry, as there are currently no waterproof remote control systems available to individuals that come complete with a receiver that allows it to be used with virtually any system. electronic available on the market. It doesn’t matter if you have an electric skateboard, an electric wakeboard, an electric surfboard, or an efoil. A universal remote will work with all devices, which means you only need one.