Surf Skooter is a new kind of wave riding vehicle has had its launch on Kickstarter today and is a hybrid board that bridges the sport of bodyboarding and surfing. Designed with stowable handlebars that retract back into the deck, the Surf Skooter can be used in a variety of ways and as well as in the water can also be ridden on snow.
The Surf Skooter has been invented by Michael Hoskins, who is aiming to plug a gap in the market and has designed the board to be used either as a prone bodyboard (with or without the use of the handle bars), a drop knee or double knee bodyboard, a wakeboard or a snowboard. After six years of planning and prototypes, the finished Snow Skooter and the locking handle bars are designed to endure the punishment of corrosive seawater, UV rays, sand and intensive heat.
With its retractable handle bars the Surf Skooter gives confidence to beginners and children and also helps to open up the enjoyment of the ocean to people with disabilities. The Surf Skooter also comes with an option to add a tow anchor and opens up the possibilities of using the board behind boats and jet skis.
Michael has launched the Surf Skooter on Kickstarter and is seeking funding of $75000 before close of play on August 21st. Pledge amounts start from just $2 and there are a range of rewards including the chance to get your hands on some of the first Surf Skooters to roll of the production line for just $69, right through to a 3 night stay at the Newport Beach Hotel and the chance to meet the team behind the project. Full details on the Surf Skooter and the range of pledge rewards can be seen at the official Kickstarter page here.
We have embedded the Surf Skooter Kickstarter campaign video below and you can click the link to head over to the Surf Skooter website. We would love to hear your thoughts on the Surf Skooter, do you believe there is a gap in the market for this board and do you like the idea of a board that can cross over the many genres of wave riding?