4-6+ feet has never seemed more accessible!
The French are good at many things but mostly good at being French, which is the same as being fabulously useless. From Gothic art (1100-1200) to the world’s first electric keyboard (1759) to photography (1822) to the roulette wheel (1843) to neon lighting (1910), the French have invented wonderfully impractical contrivances. They can now proudly add the world’s first all-electric carbon fiber jet ski (2011).
The Exo Wat, dreamed up by, Philippe Fretel, is really more of a bodyboard as the user lies prone whilst driving. It is very sleek, in traditional Batman black, and leaves almost no carbon footprint. “I used to rent out professional jet skis in Florida…” Fretel tells sustainable-mobility.org “…when I arrived, it was a dollar per gallon and three years later it was two dollars per gallon! So first of all there was this economic factor linked to the rising price of petrol: my profit margin had become too low.
The second factor is, of course, ecological: we really wanted to be able to offer fun leisure activities with an environmentally friendly vehicle, using an ecological means of power. In addition, the vehicle is lighter (no trailer).”
Aside from being astonishingly fruitless and great for the environment, the Exo Wat does not require any sort of permit so either your grandma or four-year-old nephew can tow you in to slightly overhead set waves at your local beach for at least an hour. That is how long the battery lasts.