Electric surfboard prices: what they cost & why

As a new player in the world of watersports, electric surfboards are making a serious splash with their next-level technology and surf-anywhere-anytime mentality. It’s no surprise that these boards—which run off a lithium-ion battery and motorized jetpack—are more expensive than traditional surfboards, but how much do they actually cost?

We’re breaking down the price of electric surfboards and sharing what you can expect when comparing premium to lower-priced models. Plus, we’ll take a look at the value of the Radinn electric surfboard and dive into the reasons why it remains the number one board on the market today.

The spectrum of electric surfboard pricing

A close-up photo of the Radinn Carve jetboard / electric surfboard, a premium jetboard model

Electric surfboards range in price from around $2k to $15k or higher

The price of an electric surfboard can vary greatly depending on a handful of factors such as the brand, model, features, materials, and more. On average, electric surfboards range in price from around $2,000 to $15,000 or higher.

Low-performance models are more affordable, with top-tier models that offer advanced performance and range settings being on the higher-end of the spectrum. Additional factors like warranty, customer support, and included accessories may also impact the overall cost.

It's important to consider your specific requirements, desired functionalities, and budget when choosing an electric surfboard that fits your style and needs.

What defines electric surfboard pricing

An illustration showing the cross-section of a Radinn jetboard / electric surfboard, with advanced construction techniques and layers

The construction of the electric surfboard can drive up the price, with models that use high-end materials with advanced reinforcements costing more

Let’s dive deeper into the components that affect the price of electric surfboards.

There are several factors beyond quality that can impact the overall cost—including sourcing, shipping, and taxes—but ultimately, when it comes to electric surfboards, what you pay for is what you get.

Investing in higher-priced items will offer superior usage and longer product lifespans. Conversely, opting for more budget options oftentimes means having to compromise on product features, functionality, and longevity.

Here are some of the most essential parameters to consider when analyzing the value of an electric surfboard.

Materials and construction

The materials used and the efficiency and durability of the construction play a pivotal role in the cost of an electric surfboard. Higher-end boards utilize expensive components like carbon fiber hulls with specialized coatings, and high-performance motors with advanced electronics. Oftentimes, these boards have gone through many rounds of research and development to ensure motor efficiency and on-the-ground testing to ensure impact and cosmetic durability.

Design and modularity

The design of an electric surfboard plays a big part in it’s maneuverability and user experience, and boards with more sophisticated setups will cost more money. On the water, hydrodynamic design features that maximize planing, stability, speed, and trick-capabilities can be the difference between a board that’s only a few grand to one that’s tens of thousands of dollars. Off the water, smart design features like modularity and ease-of-charging make a difference in price as well.

An underwater shot showing the Radinn jetboard / electric surfboard planing over the water's surface

Quality electric surfboards employ hydrodynamic design features that reduce drag and enhance maneuverability

Battery range and weight

When it comes to electric batteries, there’s a direct correlation between ride time and weight. Premium electric surfboard brands have developed energy-dense batteries that remain relatively lightweight, offering better range without sacrificing the ability to handle and use the product with ease. Electric surfboards with lower price points usually have batteries that offer less ride time and require more energy capacity, limiting their range and making them larger and more cumbersome.

Performance and power

Better performance doesn’t just mean going faster. It means increased acceleration and torque, too. Take them up a notch and you have an entirely different surfing sensation. Electric surfboards with enhanced performance capabilities are more expensive as they require ultra-powerful motors and precision engineering.

Apps and technology

The level of technology integrated into an electric surfboard can have a big impact on price point as well. Advanced features like app connectivity, remote diagnostics, over-the-air software updates, performance upgrades, speed customizability, and maintenance and optimization will increase the overall cost of the board.

Accessories and add-ons

Many electric surfboards come bundled with additional accessories like board bags, fins, footstraps, and chargers, which can also contribute to the price of a complete electric surfboard package.

The cost of the Radinn electric surfboard

A studio shot showing the three models of the Radinn jetboard / electric surfboard - the Carve, Freeride, and X-Sport

Radinn electric surfboards, which start at $11,995 / € 10.995, are more affordable than competing brands

At $11,995 / € 10.995, Radinn electric surfboards are considered to be on the more premium end of the electric surfboard price spectrum. Yet, as the world’s first commercial electric surfboard company, we’re able to offer all of the high-end details mentioned above at a lower price point than our direct competitors.

Not only are our electric surfboards manufactured with premium materials, but our technology features are best-in-class with a smartwatch integration that lets you log health metrics and see your performance and battery charge in real time, an app that lets you view your riding maps and access community features, and remote hardware monitoring that helps you optimize and maintain your gear.

When you invest in a Radinn, you aren’t just buying an electric surfboard, you’re buying an all-in-one lifestyle that integrates your surfing experience pre, during, and post ride.

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We get it: it’s always tempting to opt for the cheapest option when shopping around, but it’s crucial to remember that you get what you pay for when it comes to tech like this. Making an investment in a quality electric surfboard will be worth it in the long run. And those who say money can’t buy happiness? They’ve clearly never tried the Radinn electric surfboard.

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What is the cost of electric surfboards?

The cost of electric surfboards can vary, typically ranging from around $2,000 to $15,000 or more. Radinn electric surfboards start at $11,995 / € 10.995.

Why are electric surfboards so expensive?

As a vehicle for marine recreation, electric surfboards are in a similar price range to other motorized watercrafts like jet skis and ski doos. They’re constructed with quality materials, including powerful motors, lithium-ion batteries, and durable carbon bodies. Many electric surfboards are also packed with the latest cutting-edge technology that allows riders to access remote connectivity features like performance upgrades, speed settings, ride maps, and firmware updates. You will get what you pay for when it comes to tech like this.

What factors affect the price of an electric surfboard?

Several factors affect the price of an electric surfboard, including its materials, construction, performance, battery range, usage features, and included accessories. Premium brands that offer superior performance and advanced functionalities tend to have a higher price tag.

Why are electric surfboards more expensive than traditional surfboards?

Electric surfboards are more expensive than traditional surfboards because of the many components required for the electric jet propulsion system and the steep price of lithium-ion batteries. Additionally, development and production costs for electric surfboards are usually higher due to the specialized engineering of the product.