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Lam­puga’s elec­tric-pow­ered surf­boards can hit 31 knots, with swap-out power boxes to ex­tend ride time.

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Lam­puga’s elec­tricpow­ered jet surf­boards have been tweaked so they can go faster for longer ride times.

Lam­puga wants to make its elec­tric jet surf­boards as pop­u­lar as WaveRun­ners or Se­abobs on yachts. While the boards have been around for a few years, the re­cently re­struc­tured Ger­man com­pany has tweaked them to go faster and be used longer. ¶ The Boost model is car­bon fiber and can re­port­edly top 31 knots, while the Air model is in­flat­able (to stow in smaller spa­ces) and hits 27 knots. Rid­ers con­trol the speed through a han­dle grip and steer just as with a reg­u­lar surf­board, by shift­ing body weight. ¶ Charge time takes two hours, and ride time lasts 45 min­utes, ac­cord­ing to Lam­puga. The power box can be swapped out, to recharge one unit while us­ing another.

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