Malibu Boats rolls out wrist remote for surfers

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Malibu has launched a new Surf Band, saying the wrist remote gives surfers total control of their waves while surfing.

Riders can tap the surface of the patented band and change the size, length, shape and speed of the wake, the company says. The Surf Band has the ability to do so when riders remotely dial in preferences to the Surf Gate and Power Wedge II hydrofoil.

Wakeboarders can use the Surf Band to control the Power Wedge II and their speed as they ride.

“For years, Malibu has led the towboat category globally, developing unprecedented innovations that change the industry for the better and get more and more people passionate about watersports,” CEO Jack Springer said in a statement. “Several years ago, when we were first developing Surf Gate, we also developed and integrated the Surf Band technology to add another dimension to our total-package Integrated Surf Platform, giving what is truly the ultimate wakesurf experience to our customers, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a kid just learning how to surf.”

“Malibu builds everything with their eyes on the future,” Malibu Pro Team rider Brian Grubb said. “I never dreamed I’d be able to control the Power Wedge II to shape the wave and do transfers on my command from the wave. It puts all the control right at the rider’s fingertips. I can do everything. It’s truly awesome. One of the best parts about being on the Malibu Pro Team is knowing that every year Malibu is getting better, continuously innovating. That lets me continue to push wakeskating and boat surfing, and we evolve together. Malibu is leading every aspect of the industry as we look to tomorrow and the progression of watersports. The new Surf Band is just further proof that Malibu has the finest team of engineers out there.”

The Surf Band will debut at dealerships in August and in professional watersports competition at Malibu’s final 2015 Evolution Pro event in Houston Oct. 2–3.

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