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Tesla sells out of surfboards

Tesla sells out of surfboards
Tesla's limited run of 200 surfboards has sold out within a day of appearing on its store
Tesla's limited run of 200 surfboards has sold out within a day of appearing on its store
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The Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard was cooked up together with renowned surfboard shaper Matt “Mayhem” Biolos
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The Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard was cooked up together with renowned surfboard shaper Matt “Mayhem” Biolos
Tesla's limited run of 200 surfboards has sold out within a day of appearing on its store
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Tesla's limited run of 200 surfboards has sold out within a day of appearing on its store
The Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard 
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The Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard 
Although already sold out, the Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard was available online for US$1,500
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Although already sold out, the Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard was available online for US$1,500

Elon Musk isn't averse to thinking outside the square when it comes to branded merchandise, with his Boring Company previously offering flamethrowers and caps, and the Tesla Shop also offering a few oddball items entirely unrelated to the business of electric vehicles. The latest? A limited edition surfboard crafted, in part, with the same materials used in its cars.

The Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard was cooked up together with renowned surfboard shaper Matt "Mayhem" Biolos. The board measures 6 ft 8 inches (203 cm) long and is made from a mix of epoxy resin and carbon fiber composite material inspired by Tesla's interiorsdubbed Black Dart.

With a matte and gloss finish also taken from Tesla's vehicles, the top and bottom surfaces feature the company's logos, while the underside is covered in two layers of cloth for added strength and protection against dents.

Although already sold out, the Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard was available online for US$1,500
Although already sold out, the Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard was available online for US$1,500

It might seem pretty left-field, but Tesla actually joins a number of automakers to dabble in the realm of surfboard-shaping, with the likes of Mini, Peugeot, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar Land Rover all floating concepts in the past.

It does appear Tesla is actually prepared to produce its surfboard, however, with its limited run of 200 selling out within a day of appearing on its store. Those fast-moving Tesla fans to outlay US$1,500 should receive their new rides in anywhere from two to 10 weeks.

Source: Tesla

8 comments
Anne Ominous
There is a reason other surfboards don't have pointy tips. Is Musk daft? I wouldn't buy one of these at any price.
MD
Most shortboard(s) DO have pointy tip(s) -One per board..... (Google images shortboard) Maybe you were thinking a "Mal" gunna be sort of hard fitting a full size "Mal" in the Tesla automobile range.. Or do they make "T-racks" (TM) jk. BTW what was the Reason???
ljaques
The black top would melt the wax in minutes. And I wouldn't want to have to defend myself in court after having stabbed another swimmer with the tip of that surfboard. The bottom is pretty, though. My last board was a 9'6" Gordon and Smith longboard in '69...
Anne Ominous
Is 6'3" considered a "short" board? I wouldn't have thought so, but I don't claim to be an expert.
Anne Ominous
@ ljaques I am reminded of a well-known inflatable-products company that makes inflatable kayaks a with black vinyl interior. I would own one of those things if it were free.
b@man
Seriously, those boards should be outlawed... what design genius decided to make surfboards weapons?
christopher
Wow - I'm amazed how many people here have no clue about surfboards, and equally no clue about staying quiet on topics they're clueless about.
Gregg Eshelman
Tesla should loan one to Simone Giertz to put on the rack of her Tesla Model 3 Truckla pickup truck.