1960 Hobart “Hobie” motorised surfboard

Hobart "Hobie" the absolute legend of surfing and a seaman of note was probably to surfing what Henry Ford was to cars. Hobie is most famous for revolutionary perfecting the manufacturing and mass producing foam surfboards and to this day we still make surfboards the way Hobie taught us. Most people will probably know Hobie for inventing the Hobie Cat which is a lightweight very high performance
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1948 inventor Joe Gilpin’s motorised surfboard called the Motorboard.

This picture of a man in a suite wearing a bowler hat while holding a walking stick and smoking a cigar has got so many people wandering who it was and what he was doing.  Well it is none other than Hollywood inventor. Joe invented this motorised surfboard about  13 years after the first original Australian design and this board definitely looked more promising. It was called the Motorboard. It
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1938 Self propelled motorised surfboard also known as Skimboating.

In 1938 Emil Hansen from Pennsylvania developed a self propelled surfboard called the Skimboat. It got this name because it was obviously considered to be like a small boat. Considering this motorised surfboard was built in 1938 I would say the size was not so bad in comparison to some of the motorised surfboards that are coming out these days. The Skimboat was advertised as a self propelled
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1935 Surf Scooter motorised surfboard testing by lifeguards on Bondi Beach

The first documented motorised surfboard was built in the 1930s in Australia. The motorised surfboard which was also known at the time as a Surf Scooter made it's grand appearance on Bondi beach. Australias finest life guards were on hand to test the surf scooter. Australian newspapers published the photos and article on the new motorised surfboard in about 1935. Rumour has it that the Surf
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Wayne Brooks Interview by Andreas from E-Surfer the online electric surfboard magazine and forum Part 3.

Which was your biggest success of Jetboard Limited so far? Wayne Brooks from Jetboard Limited: The biggest success is yet to come but I think so far we are extremely proud to have become authorities and industry influencers in the motorised surfboard industry. We owe a big part of this to our partner companies Jetsurfingnation, E-Surfer and Motosurfnation. Our Jet Board Testing Tour is a
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Wayne Brooks Interview by Andreas from E-Surfer the online electric surfboard magazine and forum Part 2.

When did you ride your first electric surfboard and which one? Wayne Brooks from Jetboard Limited: I have ridden all the electric jetboards. I think the first was the Lampuga Air, the second was Radinn, the third was the Onean Carver, the fourth was the Waterwolf, fifth was the EasySurf and then the sixth board was the showstopper and the board that is taking electric boards to a new level
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Wayne Brooks Interview by Andreas from E-Surfer the online electric surfboard magazine and forum Part 1.

Jetboard Limited – Interview Wayne Brooks Wayne Brooks from Jetboard Limited is an jetboard industry expert and organiser of the Allstar Jetboard Tour powered by E-Surfer, Jetsurfingnation and Motosurfnation. Time to interview Wayne to learn more about his motivations and plans for the future. He has 2 decades of Jetboard experience. Wayne Brooks – CEO Jetboard
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Wayne Brooks from Jet Board Limited. What keeps Wayne going in the motorised surfboard and jetboard industry?

The motorised surfboard industry is so new and so exciting. Its changing, its growing and its developing into a new sport that is like nothing I have ever experienced before. The more I learn the more I need and want to grow with it. I don't just want to grow with it but I actually want to be part of it and participate in the building of the motorised surfboard industry and community. For it to
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Wayne Brooks from Jet Board Limited. Why does Wayne do this in the motorised surfboard and jetboard industry?

I decided to start working in the motorised surfboard community for a number of reasons. I really do love helping people and its important for me to see the right thing get done. Ive bought quite a few jetboards over the years and although some were amazing I'm disappointed to have to say that a lot of them were a huge let down for many various reasons but to say I felt cheated is probably a
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Wayne Brooks from Jet Board Limited. Who is Wayne in the motorised surfboard and jetboard industry?

I'm Wayne Brooks from Jet Board Limited. I'm a normal guy just like you. I have been quite fortunate that late in life I have managed to find myself working for a company in the motorised surfboard industry that really brings me so much joy and happiness. I absolutely love what I do and you just can't stop me or hold me back. If its to do with jetboards then I want to know everything about
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