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The Best Places to Experience Electric Surfboarding in Miami: A Thrill You Don't Want to Miss

Updated: Mar 18, 2022

Thanks to the advanced technology of electric surfboards, you can now surf in Miami even without waves and previous surfing experience.

Miami Living brings you this "Electric Surfboards Guide" to help you understand the basics of e-surfing and where you can experience it here in Miami.

What is an electric surfboard?

Electric surfboards are specially designed boards that allow you to ride and glide on any type of water regardless of wave conditions.

How do they work?

The boards are equipped with an electric jet propulsion system powered by lithium-ion batteries. The board is controlled by a wireless handheld remote control.

History of electric surfboard

A motorised surfboard was first developed in Australia in 1935 to help lifeguards rescue swimmers at Bondi Beach in Sydney. It was called the "Surf Scooter" and is considered the very first electric surfboard ever developed. In 1960, American surf and sail entrepreneur Hobart "Hobie" Alter developed a surfboard with an outboard motor. With advances in materials and battery technology, the e-surfing industry has come a long way with a variety of designs and boards, but the concept remains the same.

How to ride an electric surfboard?

Riding an electric surfboard is as simple as riding a jet ski and is considered much easier than traditional surfing. It can be used on flat water surfaces such as lakes, canals, bays, the open sea and even larger waves.

How fast can I go?

A battery-powered surfboard can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour and last about 45 minutes, depending on the riding speed. Keep in mind that riding speed varies depending on the board model and motor type. Average battery charging time also varies, but generally surfboards can be fully charged in 60 to 120 minutes.


Miami Beach Paddleboard offers easy to use electric boards. Surf without waves in one of their full carbon boards which can reach speeds up 26 mph.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Miami Beach Paddleboard


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