eFoiling 101: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is an eFoil?

An eFoil is a hydrofoil surfboard powered by electricity.

What is eFoiling?

Efoiling is act of riding on an eFoil.  

How is an eFoil powered? 

eFoils are powered by electricity. High voltage batteries are housed in the board itself. The rider uses a handheld controller to engage the propeller to make the board go.

How long does the battery last?

Approximately one hour per charge. Times will vary depending on many factors such as the manufacturer, the weight of the rider, the board and wing, wind and water conditions, riding style and speed.

How does an eFoil “fly”?

eFoils have a mast and hydrofoil that enables the eFoiler to lift out of the water. As the eFoil gains speed, the hydrofoil functions like an underwater wing. It deflects water pressure downward which in turn lifts the rider and board upward, entirely out of the water.

How long does it take to stand up on an eFoil?

This depends on the ability of the rider. However, most people are able to stand on the moving board within the first half hour. The act of foiling, lifting out the water and going back down again, may take a couple of hours to learn to control.

How long does it take to be skilled on an eFoil?

Mastering an eFoil will take time. Riding above the water changes the center of gravity when it comes to turns. We estimate that it takes 20 hours to be fairly comfortable foiling on flat water and 50 hours to be competent in different conditions.