Ecosurf Canada has made electric surfing available to Quebecers aged 14 and up since May 14 — a first in the province. Whether you're a beginner or a boating and surfing pro, you can now surf without ever leaving Quebec.
Ecosurf's electric boards use a lithium-ion battery, similar to your cell phone's battery, to achieve speeds of up to 45 kilometres per hour for an approximate one-hour surf session.
Don't worry — you can also opt for a more chill cruising speed.
The surfing takes place at Quai Ryan on the Richelieu River in Sabrevois, Quebec, just 40 minutes from Montreal.
Three electric surfboard models are available for rent or purchase, and the rental price includes an introductory lesson in addition to one hour of surfing:
- Carver X Model: $149.99 hourly (or the duration of a battery)
- Carver Twin Model: $119.99 hourly
- (or the duration of a battery)
- Manta Model: $99 hourly, or $169.99 for two hours
Electric eco surfing at Quai Ryan
Price: Between $99 and $149.99 hourly
When: As of May 14, for the summer season
Address: 38e av., Sabrevois, Quebec
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