The Jet Surf website calls it: "..the most powerful engine of its kind designed by man. Hand-crafted with ultra-light carbon and kevlar. The lowest emissions for a barely-there carbon-footprint. Meticulously designed to fit in your luggage."
If that makes no sense, watch the short video below.
One commenter on Youtube predicts the Jet Surf's engine could free big wave surfing from its reliance on jet-skis while also enabling stunts and tricks to be performed off the lip of monster 20m+ tall waves.
Designed and built in the Czech Republic, the power is controlled by the rider's grip and the carbon-fibre parts in the engine keep the weight down to just 14kg – light enough to transport on a commercial flight.
There are three versions: The ProRace is the most advanced...
|Weight||14 kg (ready to race including fuel)|
|Type||Two-stroke engine specifically developed for Jetsurf|
|Max speed||57 km/h (35 mph)|
|Battery||Li-FePO4, the battery is not recharged by the engine, there is no accumulator, therefore the driving time without battery recharge is approximately 4 hours.|
|Fuel consumption||max 2 L / hour|
|Gasoline||gasoline + oil mix; ratio 1:30|
gasoline 95 oc minimum, and marina full synthetic oil
|The Jetsurf is equipped with an automatic electronic control unit with auto start/stop function.|
Boats.com writer, Alex Smith, reported on something similar in his piece Wavejet: a Motorised Surfboard