The 'Sailpaddle' Fuses Paddleboarding and Windsurfing

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jun 26, 2014
References: sailpaddle & gizmag
The Sailpaddle is an ingenious invention that allows watersport enthusiasts to enjoy the sensations of paddleboarding as well as windsurfing at the same time. The Sailpaddle is essentially a paddleboard that is fitted with a small sail, giving riders extra wind power on the water.

The concept of using a paddleboard with some kind of extra wind assistance is not a completely novel or unique concept in and of itself. However, what makes the Sailpaddle so special is the fact that it integrates the sailing equipment into the paddle itself, instead of requiring users to use a separate piece of equipment.

The Sailpaddle is constructed completely out of carbon fiber and lightweight sail components, and weighs only about 1 kg.