If you’re passionate about surfing, you probably know how hard it can be to constantly have to paddle to get back to the higher part of the water just catch decent waves. The same goes for the constant paddling to line up with a wave that you decide to surf. While the process can be (and really is) extremely energy consuming/physically draining, it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to the Boost Surfing Fin you can spend less time paddling back up to a decent position and enjoy more of your surfing time actually riding waves.
This device is a small removable and rechargeable electric fin that can be easily attached to your surfboard. Its installation process is quite simple and should only take a couple of minutes. Just remove the standard/stock fin from your surfboard, attach the adapter to your surfboard’s fin slot, attach the Boost Surfing Fin to the adapter, screw in the two included screws to keep it in place, and you’re done.
After that you just have to place a simple, standard Go-Pro Mount close to your head position (on the top side of the surfboard), attach the compatible button that controls the Boost Surfing electric Fin, and voilà. You’re ready to hit the waves and worry less about paddling back up to decent water positions, allowing you to ultimately enjoy more time surfing.
If you’re interested in getting your Boost Surfing Fin, you can already do it by participating in Boost Surfing’s Kickstarter Pre-Order Campaign. This campaign will be the opening of pre-orders for the world’s first surfing electric fin. So, if you want one, remember to participate early so you can ensure your electric fin and get those Kickstarter “Early Bird” rewards.
The Full Press Release is embedded below, which you can check for any additional information.
Boost Surfing Creates World’s First Electric Fin for Surfboards,
Launches Pre-Order Campaign
Fin Turbocharges Surf Sessions, Enabling Surfers to Catch Up
to Three Times More Waves
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. – December 11, 2019 – Today, Boost Surfing, creator of the first electric fin for surfboards, announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign and the opening of pre-orders for the world-first surfing electric Fin. The 800-watt Boost Surfing Fin provides 20 pounds of turbocharged motor thrust and speeds up to 11 mph, letting surfers of all experience levels make the most out of every swell and surf session by helping them paddle faster and longer, reducing burnout so they can catch up to three times more waves. The first 250 early bird pre-orders on Kickstarter will receive a limited availability 50% early bird discount of $149 on the Boost Surfing Fin, and early-bird orders will ship May 2020. The Boost Surfing Fin will retail for $299. To check out the electric Fin in action, visit https://boostsurfing.com/video.
There are an estimated 35 million surfers worldwide, but surfing is one of the most physically demanding sports around; most surfers only get about 8% ride time, spending a majority of their time paddling or lining up for waves. Many surfers, from beginners to avid surfers, don’t get the chance to surf enough to build out the muscle power and stamina needed to constantly paddle. In addition, surfers with physical limitations may not be able to paddle on their own or may have difficulty paddling continuously. The rigors of constant paddling compared to the small amount of actual ride time can be frustrating, can ruin surfers’ overall experience and ultimately, deter some from surfing altogether.
The Boost Fin is changing all that with an affordable and portable fin giving surfers turbocharged power on demand that can be easily transferred from board to board, allowing surfers to enjoy the Boost Surfing Fin on whichever surfboard best fits their needs on any given day. Weighing in at a light 1.7 pounds, the electric Fin installs in minutes, and its sleek design minimizes drag.
“Every surfer knows that nothing compares to the thrill of riding a wave, but most surf sessions are spent paddling, which requires an incredible amount of muscle strength and endurance,” said Dmitri Kozhevnikov, co-founder and CEO of Boost Surfing. “Using the Boost Surfing Fin, all surfers, regardless of age, experience or paddling strength, giving people the power to enjoy this incredible sport to the fullest.”
The Boost Surfing Fin was conceived by a team of avid surfers with deep entrepreneurial and technology expertise. Boost Surfing is for anyone interested in surfing, including beginners and avid surfers, who don’t get the chance to surf enough to build out the muscle power and stamina needed to constantly paddle; surfers with physical limitations that may need assistance paddling; and experienced surfers who want to surf longer and catch more waves.
Installing the electric Fin is as easy as installing a regular fin. The Fin is connected to the Boost Surfing mobile app, available on iOS and Android, which surfers can use to tailor the exact power and duration of the boosts based on their experience level and needs. The 800 watt Boost Surfing Fin provides 20 pounds of supercharged motor thrust and speeds of up to 11 mph. Surfers can choose to attach a control button to the top of their board, keep it in their hands or attach it to their wrists. The Boost Surfing Fin can be attached to multiple board types including Longboards, Soft Top, FCS/FCS II, Futures, stand up and paddleboards (SUP). The Fin’s battery charges in 1.5 hours and Its battery life provides roughly 2 hours of ride time with approximately 95 8-second power boosts.
“Surfers make up one of the most dedicated, passionate sports communities, and the last thing we want to do is disrupt the art of surfing,” said Alex Ostanin, co-founder and CTO of Boost Surfing. “We kept that in mind as we developed the electric Fin, creating a technologically sophisticated product that doesn’t interfere with the dynamics of surfing but provides the muscle needed to help surfers paddle out and get on a larger number of waves for a more memorable surfing experience.”
The Boost Surfing Fin is available on Kickstarter with the following limited pricing packages:
- $149: Early-bird 50% discount privilege (250 available)
- $169: Early-bird special (250 available)
- $189: Kickstarter special (250 available)
- $299: Early-bird duo – two Fins (150 available)
- $999: Reseller pack – seven Fins (100 available)
The Boost Surfing Fin retails for $299, and all purchases come with a two-year limited warranty. Website orders will begin in January 2020, and early bird orders will ship May 2020. To learn more, visit https://boostsurfing.com/.
About Boost Surfing
Boost Surfing is the creator of the first electric fin for surfboards. Boost Surfing is for anyone interested in surfing, from beginners to avid surfers, who don’t get the chance to surf enough to build out the muscle power and stamina needed to constantly paddle, to experienced surfers who want to surf longer and catch more waves. Boost Surfing was conceived by a team of passionate surfers with more than 20 years of combined entrepreneurial and technology experience, as well as eight successful crowdfunding campaigns. The 800 watt Boost Surfing Fin provides 20 pounds of motor thrust and speeds of up to 11 mph, letting surfers of all experience levels make the most out of every swell and surf session by helping them paddle faster and longer, reducing burnout so they can catch up to three times more waves. The Boost Surfing Fin is lightweight, installed in minutes, and can be easily transferred from board to board, allowing surfers to enjoy the electric Fin on whichever surfboard best fits their needs on any given day. Boost Surfing was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif. The Boost Surfing Fin is available for pre-orders on Kickstarter, and early bird orders will ship May 2020. For more information, visit https://boostsurfing.com/.
Wynne Ahern, CommStrat for Boost Surfing
T. (510) 206-2161
Jessica Cheney, CommStrat for Boost Surfing
T. (419) 350-4614