You could go stand up paddle boarding, or you could skip it and go straight for an Awake Electric Surfboard. Awake is a Swedish brand disrupting the watercraft industry by writing a new chapter in extreme water sports.\r\n\r\nAwake\u2019s premier creation is R\u00e4vik. It\u2019s the first in a series of electric surfboards redefining mobility on water.\u00a0R\u00e4vik thrusts riders up to speeds of 30 knots (56 km\/h), delivering what is potentially the new benchmark within the electric craft segment. Built with a streamlined, hydrodynamic carbon body,\u00a0R\u00e4vik will likely trigger an adrenaline rush both in and out of the water.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nR\u00e4vik\u2019s impressive torque is all thanks to its patent-pending Awake Direct Drive. It\u2019s an 11 kW brushless electric motor that enables highly efficient water propulsion that bypasses any significant losses commonly experienced with traditional, jet-propelled watercraft. An ergonomic, handheld wireless throttle with a 1-inch display shows battery level, speed, and gives details of the rider\u2019s mode. The electric board weighs 35kg and offers 40 minutes of ride time between charges.\r\n\r\nR\u00e4vik\u00a0features multiple safety sensors throughout its system. These include fundamentals like temperature monitoring and automatic system shutdown if the board is turned upside down.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAwake has started taking orders for\u00a0R\u00e4vik through its website with deliveries expected September 2018. You can find\u00a0R\u00e4vik in the retail world through Selfridges, London. More retail destinations are expected to follow. You\u2019re looking at \u20ac18 900 to secure your own R\u00e4vik. That\u2019s about $29,781 AUD. It\u2019s a pricey board. Looks fun though.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.