Awake’s Modular System for Electric Jet-Drive Surfboards


Scandinavian electric surfboard company, Awake, uses an innovative and efficient approach when designing their high-performance electric surfboards. They have started a Tech Tuesday blog to give people some in-depth information about their surfboards.

The company keeps things simple by using a 3-piece modular system across its range of boards. This system consists of a board, drivetrain, and battery. All modules are interchangeable, meaning that the same battery works in multiple boards and different modules.

The lithium-ion batteries are easy to exchange, service, and upgrade. For instance, if you own a first-generation Awake board, you can simply upgrade with a new battery and follow with an upgrade to your firmware and software via the Awake app. Boom, it’s like having a new ride.

We like Awake’s method of designing and using a plug and play system for their electric surfboards. There are no cables to deal with when charging the battery and the battery takes only an hour to charge.

The Awake company prides itself on simplicity when it comes to the user experience and designing boards. The crew wants you to spend time riding, and not dealing with a lot of components. One of their goals is to get you on the water with your sleek new Awake electric surfboard as quickly as possible and that’s what makes the modular plug-and-play technology significant to Awake’s success. It is all about ease of use and having a good time!

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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