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Hudson on the Flite Board.  Rainbow offers perfect conditions for the market leader in Efoil technology, Fliteboard

Hudson on the Flite Board. Rainbow offers perfect conditions for the market leader in Efoil technology, Fliteboard

If you noticed some weird self-propelled watercraft around the waters of Rainbow, Double and Inskip this month there was a reason for that and they are pleased you noticed.

The board which raised a lot of eyebrows and camera lenses were the Flite Boards. An electric hydrofoil which flies over the top of the water requiring no wind at all, and it looked like a lot of fun!

Two famous faces were amongst the surfers testing out the new equipment, four times world champion Keahi De Aboitiz and world renowned athlete Moona Whyte, a three times world  champ – both are familiar with our region.

Ocean Peak International were the hosts and spokesperson Alan Saunders said: “We choose a different location each year and have in the past stayed in Mauritius and Maui. As well as it’s obvious beauty, Rainbow Beach is central for all our clients who can access it easily, flying into the Sunshine Coast airport and a two-hour drive.”

Their guests flew in from all corners of Australia to check out all the latest and greatest

kite surfers, windsurfers, and stand up paddle boards, which are all under wraps until the start of the next season when they will be on sale.

The company represents Neilpryde, Cabrinha and JP-Australia and the Flite Boards which you saw are the only ones not under wraps – they are available and in the market now.

Hudson Godfrey-Smith co-owner said:” Our goal is to make the sport accessible, anything that gets people to enjoy themselves on the water is a win.”