Whenever a new device related to the sea comes out, you can be sure to find it first in Phuket. Home to some of the best Marina’s in the world, people from all over come here to discover the latest in Maritime activities and technologies. At the recent Phuket International Boat Show, an amazing new gadget was presented.
The Lampuga surfboard made huge waves at the show. Most surfboards depend on waves for movement, but the Lampuga is a battery powered electric surfboard. There are two types, an 8’5 rigid model and a 6’6 inflatable model called the Lampuga Air. The Lampuga Air is perfect for when you’re on the go. It can be carried around with ease.
The Jet engine of the Lampuga boasts 15 horsepower, providing a real boost no matter what the water conditions are like. It’s also an electric engine that is emission free so it’s good for the environment too, unlike a lot of other mechanical sea vehicles. Steering is a breeze, a cord attached to the front of the board allows the rider to direct exactly where they want to go. It really is one of the coolest ways to coast along the water. If you’ve always wanted to surf but were too afraid of the waves, fear no more. The Lampuga is for you.
The Lampuga got its name from the dolphin fish due to the sea creature’s incredible speed. We’re sure you’ll be seeing a lot of them zipping around Phuket and other beaches soon. Be sure to have a go when you do.