Pukas and Technalia advanced surfboard

We’ve come a long way since the first surfboard was ever invented. Due to advances in technology, we now have boards that are more than just simple planks of wood, carved into the right shape. Pukas and Tecnalia recently came up with an advanced surfboard packed with electronics that allow it to wirelessly communicate with a computer – giving surfers a better analysis of how they performed while out at sea. The analysis can be used to educate other surfers on technique, or even give surfing competition judges more accurate readings on how a surfer performed. The surfboard is also fitted with a GPS system, accelerometer, compass and a system that lets you know when a wave is approaching, cutting down the time you need to spend looking for waves. Sounds like a good use of technology to enhance a sport, now let’s see if it’ll catch on to surfers all over the world. Hit the break to watch a video demonstration of the advanced surfboard:

Pukas – Tecnalia Surfsens project from Pukas Surf on Vimeo.

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