Jet-Powered Surfboard, Jetsurf Births Moto Surf GP

If Franky Zapata’s parade of jet-powered boards and toys haven’t already hammered down the point, not all watercraft are created equal. We caught word of the next big thing in water jet-propelled fun, the Jetsurf. It’s pretty self-evident by the name and the pictures, but as you can imagine, it’s a strap-in surfboard that – you guessed it – is ran with a jet pump.

While motorized surfboards have been around since the 1960’s, Dr. Martin Sula perfected his 8-year project as – Jetsurf – in 2008. According to the press release, “all power boards are produced in one factory using the highest standards of production technology and utilizing the best materials and components currently produced in the EU to guarantee maximum precision and efficient service.”

To prove that the Jetsurf isn’t just a flash-in-the-pan, the FIDSM (Fédération Internationale du Surf Motorisé) organized the Moto Surf GP in 2012, hosting the first Moto Surf GP race in Brno, Czech Republic that same year. Possibly one of the most unique and affordable motorsports in the world, Jetsurf’s Raceboards are lightweight high-tech machines, with the ability to be transported by hand, car, boat, and plane as personal luggage!

Now part of this weekend’s Swatch Free4Style, the Moto Surf Grand Prix (MSGP) will be hosting its next race in picturesque Estavayer-le-Lac in Switzerland, this July 4, 6 and 7.

As the release states, “The high-energy aquatic race, which has thousands of devoted fans around the globe, is going to be presenting a strong line-up of international riders ready to battle it out during the three-day event. Offering true thrill and excitement to more than 28,000 action-thirsty spectators, the first and only international Moto Surf competition will feature 24 athletes testing their limits, strength and endurance by riding high-performance motorized boards powered by Jetsurf.”

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Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.


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    • Jetsurf Boards 22 April, 2017 at 09:44 Reply


      The Jetsurf is available in the U.S.A now. The Jetsurf board went through some changes to its hoses and some other specs to be able to be sold in the U.S.A. It was also in part with stricter eco-friendly guidelines that are making 2-cycle engines harder and harder to enter the states. If you want more info on how to buy a Jetsurf or simply want to get on top of one of these bad boys, get in contact with us so you can give it a spin before investing over 10,000 dollars on an expensive hobby.

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