Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Digital Surfboard Won’t Surf For You, But Will Track Your Moves

 |  |  |  |  |  March 6, 2011


This high-tech surfboard won’t actually surf for you, but it could let the judges in competitive surfing events know what exactly you’re doing, because it’s easy to miss the details when the waves are high.

robot competitive surfing surfboard tecnalia surfsens pukas

The Tecnalia Surfsens board is loaded with a gyroscope, accelerometer, GPS, strain gauges, and pressure sensors to accurately measure your speed, the height of the wave, and more. The data isn’t yet transmitted wirelessly, but must be uploaded once you’re back on dry land.

The Spanish company Pukas make this with Tecnalia, and its currently being tested by pro surfers. I wonder if having the data this surfboard collects will allow the company to someday make a smart surfboard, one that could surf by itself.

robot competitive surfing surfboard tecnalia surfsens pukas

[via DVice]



Brass Against: Uninvited

Brass Against: Uninvited

Cutwater Tequila Añejo

Cutwater Tequila Añejo

Plague Pass Vaccine Card Holder

Plague Pass Vaccine Card Holder

2021 Nissan GT-R T-Spec Will Come to the US

2021 Nissan GT-R T-Spec Will Come to the US

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

LG Resumes Battery Production for the Chevrolet Bolt EV

LG Resumes Battery Production for the Chevrolet Bolt EV

Advertisement