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JETSURF ADVENTURE DFI

Anybody remember their dorm-room decor? Though I went to school just outside of Philadelphia, mine was filled with surf posters, palm trees and, yeah, probably the occasional bikini poster. Blame the Beach Boys. When temps were cold and skies were gray, they’re the ones who had me singing along to songs of sunshine and endless waves. The former I found by moving to Florida after graduation. The latter, however, I only discovered recently, compliments of an open body of water—and the JetSurf motorized surfboard.

Wakesurfing may deliver more of a true surfing feel, but if you’re looking for an endless wave, then jet surfing just may be your ticket to paradise. JetSurf’s Adventure DFI ($11,400) resembles a chunky wakeboard but features a compact 100 cc NG 100 DFI two-stroke within its 71-by-24-by-6-inch profile. Its pint-size 0.74-gallon fuel tank may not exactly promise the endless wave, but it is good for about an hour of cruising time. The equally compact single-stage, axial-flow jet pump and impeller are, like the

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