It’s no news that the Jet surfboard industry is growing exponentially.
Let’s catch some fun and take a look at the top 10 surfboards of 2017!
Here are our top picks by JetSurfingNation.
Discliamer: Obviously I have not tested them all (YET!) so this rating is just a list, there is no particular order. Jetsurf is number 1 because it’s most popular and dominates the market at this time, not because I love it more than other boards! I expect to test more boards soon with the help of Jet Board Limited, E-Surfer and Motosurfnation
#10 – SUPjet
#9 – Xtream by Torque
#8 – JetFoiler
#7 – Radinn Wakejet
#6 – SurfRebel
#5 – Onean Carver and Manta
#4 – Waterwolf MXP-3
#3 – Lampuga
#2 – eFoil
There you have it, the TOP 10 jet Surfboards of 2017! Is there any other surfboard I didn’t mention that you feel should be on the list? Tell me about it in the comment box below and don’t forget to subscribe to JetSurfingNation channel!
Long before state of the art surf boards like Jetsurf and Onean models
dominated the waters; people have been trying to solve the wave
problem that comes with conventional surfboards.
The stress of paddling, coupled with the fact that a lot of times,
many surfers had to go home disappointed because there were no waves
to ride got inventors cracking their heads. There had to be a better
way to surf!
A surfboard that could produce its own wave and surf on calm waters
was the way to go. This triggered the birth of the “motorized
These surfboards were not always as fast or as modern as what we have
now in 2017 and they were really heavy and big. Like all other
inventions, the motorized surfboard has gone through many evolutionary
steps before getting to where it is today.
Let us look at how our modern sea toys have evolved from what they
used to be in the past, let us see how far we have come…
Credits: The article about the jetboard history and the video was
prepared thanks to the great help of Wayne and Grant Brooks from
JetBoardLimited who invited me to visit their museum of jet surfing
and shared their knowledge about the history of the boards!
Finally I am unboxing and testing the legendary JETSURF board!
Today I had a great chance to visit Wayne Brooks, a legend of jet surfing industry. Wayne is a true pioneer of jet surfing. A passionate surfer himself that moved from South Africa surfer’s mecca to England, Wayne could not live without surfing, he then found a way to make his own waves!
First, he collected original jetboards from USA, those big and bulky ones that look more like a jetski, and then he witnessed how the industry developed in front of his eyes, and personally consulted and tested all the modern jetbords. A little while later, he started his own company - Jetboard limited.
Now Wayne moved from the cold and rainy U.K. to a sunny hot place, Benidorm, Spain where together with jetsurf Spain he plans to become the biggest jet surfing distributor in this part of the world.
Wayne is a real expert in the niche but a very humble and friendly guy, someone who is truly passionate about jet surfing. All he cares about is helping people, and if they buy the boards he will be honest about possible issues and spend whatever time is required to help you fix them, even long after sale. As we all know, these jet boards are fragile and tend to break easily, proper customer service is crucial to avoid frustration.
I had a chance to spend a couple of days with Wayne to learn from him, I even got to test his favorite jetsurf board, this was something I’ve really wanted to do for a long time, but the opportunity has never presented itself, these boards are unfortunately still rare and the waiting list to get them spreads for months and months.
Watch my quick interview with Wayne to learn about Jetsurf, the current state and the future of the industry of jetsurfing, a lot of great insights from the legend himself!
Waynes\' secret dream is to someday open a jetsurfing museum/bar where old friends can come and see all the jetboards he has collected over the years and test them in real life!
Wow, what an epic day!!! After months and months of waiting I could finally get ahold of JetSurf board! yes, THAT ONE! The REAL thing.
All I had is One DAY to learn how to ride this beast and perform good enough to be featured in the drone video (what a pressure). With great help of Jetsurf Spain & Jetboard Limited experts Wayne, Tania and Roberto I could learn to stand up and ride it in 1 day (2 sessions of 30 mins each, total 1 hour) Mission accomplished but it was not easy, as many people usually need more time to learn it. And as you know I\'m a lousy surfer usually needed twice as much time as a regular person to learn anything :))
The drone guys expected the great footage so under such pressure we had to deliver. FAST.
Enjoy our fun video with Epic drone footage of breathtaking Benidorm seascape (south Spain).
Bonus: in the beginning of the video Wayne and Tania are going to explain how Jetsurf board works and give you tips on how to get it ready for the first ride and how to learn if fast.
Special thanks go to the guys from iberiadrone.net for making this epic film!
P.S. More videos about Jetsurf (interview, unboxing, review) coming later.
Epic Race of JetSurf, JetSki, and Motor Boat + Wakeboarding & WakeSurf fun at Lago Azul
Today I am visiting Lago Azul and meeting João Reis from Wakeboard Portugal Wakeboardportugal.com to see the place where Wakeboard world series 2017 are going to take place.
Joao has developed 5 awesome wake board locations on the huge area of 66km-long lake, one of the biggest in the country. Breathtaking views, world class equipment and 28 degree clean warm water make this place unique.
By no means I\'m any good at wakeboarding, as the closest park to me is 200km away so it\'s not something I can do on a regular basis but I had as much fun as anybody else trying this worldclass level equipment.
And finally we made an epic race of JetSki, JetSurf and the Motor boat! Enjoy! I even tried wake surfing for the first time in my life so you can laugh at my wipeouts and falls :)
In this video:
+ Onean Carver Unboxing, first impressions
+ My unbiased review PROs and CONs
+ What I like about it, what I hate about it
+ My settings and tips. Maximum Power, Syncronization etc.
+ What else you might need to enjoy it and stay safe.
+ My silly jokes (free)
Hi guys, I am Mike, the video guy and I welcome all Jet Surfing Pioneers to my new video channel: Jet Surfing Nation: Make Your Waves. The new exciting sport is forming and together we can be on the edge of the new next generation surfing technology to test electric jet boards! I test Onean Carver, Radinn, Lampuga, JetSurf, WaterWolf, Water Rebels, FlyBoard, Flowrider, WakeBoard, KiteBoard and artificial surf lake Snowdonia Surf and much more!
Disclaimer: I am just a jet surfing fan and enthusiast, I DO NOT SELL the boards and I am not affiliated to them or any other products I review here unless I specify directly. I make money by selling my own products (unrelated to surfing) on Amazon (You can see what I do on my other channel called Sells Like Hot Cakes). I am NOT a professional surfer, first time I saw the ocean when I was 29 so don\'t judge me strictly. All I want to do is have fun and bring the smile on your face (hopefully) with my silly jokes and videos.
In this video I prepared a full list of Must Have Extra Things To Have More Fun and Stay Safe while Jet Surfing
I sorted them into 3 easy packs:
1. Safety pack will help you stay out of trouble when Jet Surfing
2. Fun pack will help you maximize fun and record the videos
3. Extras pack is a list of hacks and tips that will help you make your life easier when operating an electric jet board.
These tips will be helpful for any jet board, not just Onean Carver! Enjoy!
+ Bonus part : SILLY HORSE SURFING :) Enjoy!
One of the best beaches in the world is located on the south of Portugal, in Europe. Today we are going on the road trip to test out new Onean Carver Electric Board and check out those amazing coastal rocks from the new angle!
For me Jet Surfing is a way to explore the world from the new point of view and I love it when people see me and it puts a smile on their face. Even old school surf and kayak instructors were surprised.
Please note I don\'t wear a helmet and life vest only for the purpose of filming and \"looking cool\". Never jet surf alone without proper protection! The instructor on the motor boat even made a mini race with me and filmed on his cell phone :) The SUP guy was very friendly and super excited too!
Thank you for watching, I hope you enjoy the breathtaking views!
Music: Craig David
Video and drone footage - Mike :)
Enjoy this silly short film to see the horse reactions to Jet Board Surfing
Today we are going to do something really crazy, what\'s never been done before. We are going to surf Portas do Almourão, one of the most beautiful and hard to reach places in Portugal.
It looks like Gates to Mordor from the movie \"Lord of the rings\". Insanely beautiful, hard to reach... and we are going to Jet SURF IT!
Board I used was Onean Carver. It\'s little slow for my weight but this time the speed did not really matter.
By far one of the best videos I\'ve ever done.
Lost the fin and the car wheel along the way but it was totally worth it!
WOW! I had a unique opportunity to visit Onean factory in Northern Spain, Bilbao and talk to John and Iñigo, the creators of the original Onean Carver Board.
But what\'s even more exciting, I got a sneak peak into the much anticipated Onean BLADE board and have some cool exclusive footage of the Blade prototype in action to show you!
Moreover John is sharing his tips on how you can reach the maximum speed with Carver board!
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Onean or any other Jet surfing company. I share my passion and reviews and get invited to test the new boards and share my feedback and experience. I love ALL the brands and have no bias to any specific brand which gives me a unique opportunity to stay unbiased when doing my reviews and videos.
P.S. Fact of the day. The Spanish company Aquila renamed itself few years ago into Onean to avoid confusion with other brand with the same name.
The Basque word onean means \"good\" or \"in good order\", and not \"ocean\" or \"onion\" like many of us think :)
Don\'t try this at home!!
Today we are going to do something really crazy, we are testing Carver electric jet board in REAL ocean waves!
Remember these recreational electric boards are made for lakes and rivers and are very fragile, they are not intended to be used in the real waves as the heavy wipeout can damage the system and electronics.
But I live on the ocean and I could not help but try it at least once with the REAL WAVES to make this fun video!
There is also a surprising ending waiting for you :)
I\'ve been asked this a lot and finally we have the stats. HOW FAST IS CARVER BOARD?
Hint: it\'s not fast and here is why. This is a recreational board and the speed is probably not what you are looking for in this board but rather ease of use for beginners and precision of the control.
The board runs really fast for people who are 50-65 kg. If you are over 75 don\'t expect wonder. And yes, you can still ride it if you are 110kg :)
With that being said I still prepared a list of TIPS how to make it FASTER!
Hope you find it helpful!
This one was one of the most fun videos I ever made. It took a whole lot of preparation, over 3 months of delays and arrangements and on the day of shooting we got the worst weather possible but we got it done anyways and it was so much fun! Here I step down from jet surfing into the role of filmmaker and director and let the girls ride the Carver jet board!
3 beautiful girls Anna, Agness and Conny are trying Jet Surfing for the first time! Look how it all went and what amazing speeds they are reaching!
If you stay till the end there is some extra super fun 2 girls on 1 board attempt as well :)
Today I am super excited to finally receive RADINN electric jet board, we are going to unbox it and check it out with you in real time, on camera!
I will show you what\'s inside and how it works, how to get started with the board, how to charge it properly, how to synchronize the remote control and share other tips as well.
This is \"first look\" video, my first impression. I will post a detailed review video later! Stay tuned!
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The new exciting sport is evolving and together,
we can be on the edge of the new next generation surfing technology to test electric jet boards
I was very excited about getting this board, a true lamborghini of jet boards. Fast, luxury, well made... But something went wrong along the way.
Here is my honest unbiased review of the new Radinn Wakejet Cruise and the speed test.
I also posted my tips and solutions for the common issues with this jet board.
No talking, just a beatutiful song and a lovely ride on the paradise beach in Benidorm, South Spain. Maximum speed reached 35-40 km/hour
Music copyright Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee - Despacito
Today I am excited to visit and test Surf Snowdonia (in Wales, UK). It\'s a first artificial surf park in the world, created by a spanish company Wavegarden.
I am going to test the wave and give you tips, pros and cons of artificial wave surfing.
Also while filming I got the news about the new Wavegarden Cove technology that is even more exciting than old-school technology used by Surf Snowdonia which relies on the unreliable foil that goes back and forth and generates a wake not a real wave. I am super excited to try Cove in future as well!
Don\'t forget to check my next video about Surf Snowdonia where i give advanced tips and tricks how to catch more waves and how to avoid the most common mistake, how to have a good time, what to do around and how to avoid losing money with Surf Snowdonia.
First of all don\'t forget to check my first video about Surf Snowdonia where i give Surf Snowdonia Unbiased Review. Pros & Cons or artificial Wave from Wavegarden
In this new video I am covering advanced tips and tricks how to catch more waves and how to avoid the most common mistakes, how to have a good time, what to do around and how to avoid losing money with Surf Snowdonia.
I spent over 20 sessions in Surf Snowdonia over the course of 2 years and collected the best and helpful tips to make your journey more fun.
We are also visiting magnificent Conwy Castle, where Game of Thrones spirit is coming alive!
Today I am going to test something really cool, a FLYBOARD!!!
A pair of snowboard-like shoes connected to Jetski via a long hose allow you to soar into the sky like a Superman!!!
Here is my Honest review and newbie test drive of Fly Board!
To be clear I tried Flyboard ONLY ONCE, I do not own it, so I look at it from newbie point of view.
By no means this is an \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"expert review\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" :)
Did you try it? Let me know in your comments below!
I was one of the early users of the original Wavejet jet board and was super excited to receive and test it back in 2014. However something went wrong...
Here is my full honest and unbiased review of the Wavejet surf board.
The original idea did not work out well for Wavejet as their propulsion system was way too weak to justify the extra weight of the board and extra hassles charging and carrying heavy board but I have high hopes that they release a new propulsion system next year and get back on track.