Yes. We even dare to say: safer than kitesurfing, or mountain biking, or surfing in the waves. You can practice eFoiling on flat water, and without the wind playing a role. The electric motor and the manual control have been developed with the thought of ‘safety first’. As soon as you fall off your board, the electric motor stops in a split second. But even if you release the ‘trigger’ on the manual control, the motor stops immediately. It is out of the question that the board will pass if you are in the water yourself.
Of course there are points of interest. In the water, for example, you have to be aware of the long fin. And we recommend to wear a helmet and an impact harness in the beginning.
Do I need a boat license?
No. A boat license is mandatory for vessels that can reach more than 20k/h in the Netherlands. Our eFoil boards are limited to a maximum of 20 km/h. That is more than enough speed to get you out of the water. There are also boards that can go faster. In that case, a small boat license (called ‘Vaarbewijs’) is required in by Dutch law.
Do you also sell eFoils?
Orange Surfsports represents Fliteboard in the Benelux. If you are considering purchasing an eFoil, you can contact Orange Surfsports for all your questions. eFoil boards from Fliteboard come complete with state-of-the-art technology, wireless hand control and a waterproof conceiled battery specially developed for Fliteboard. The costs of a complete set amount to more than € 10,000, recieving good advice when purchasing is of great importance. Carel Erasmus, owner of Orange and partner of Kiteboardschool.nl, is happy to help you make the right choice. When purchasing an eFoil board you will receive an hour of free eFoil lessons and explanations. If you first want to attend a lesson at Kiteboardschool.nl, you will receive your entire lesson amount back! Carel Erasmus can be reached via +31 (0) 6-1994 5732.
Where do you teach eFoiling?
We work from multiple locations in the Netherlands. These locations have flat water, a safe launching and boarding zone with a jetty or pier.