WaveJet recently released the first motorized surfboard. Not sure how I feel about it. They gave one to Jamie O’Brien to try at heavy Pipeline and he got shacked on it. It’s pretty funny how he buzzes back out to the takeoff spot without paddling.
WaveJet also gave a couple boards to Garret McNamara to tryout at Pipeline and huge Jaws. Garret broke one of the $4,500 boards at Pipeline, and took one of the worst wipeouts of the year at Jaws on another.
I’ve never used a WaveJet. They could be a breakthrough for surfers with disabilities, but might not be very cool if lazy capable surfers are buzzing around in the lineup.