Now you can cycle across the sea!

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Kiwis are the first in the world to see the sunrise, first to celebrate the New Year, and now they’re the first with the opportunity to cycle over water. The very idea of the Hydrofoiler XE-1 was manifested in 2010 by Guy Howard-Willis when he began Manta5, only to be further developed by bike designer Roland Alonzo, bringing the bike to life in an electric-assisted pedal bike for water use. Hydrofoiling drastically reduces drag, allowing you to cut through fast-moving water easily. The front tiller section, surfaced with the choppy seas in mind, lets you carve down steep ocean swells and over rough chop. The Hydrofoiler could potentially replace the hype around the water-powered jet packs that got very popular only a few years ago. I could definitely find myself replacing that Sunday morning bike ride for a trip across the lake in no time.

Designer: Manta5

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