Transform Your Paddle Board with E-Assist Motors: Easy Conversion Guide

Posted on May 22, 2024 by Colette Goh

Transform Your Paddle Board with E-Assist Motors: Easy Conversion Guide

Get ready to take your paddle board to the next level with our easy-to-follow guide on paddling with E-assist motors. Whether you're cruising calm lakes or tackling ocean waves, we'll show you how to amp up your adventures hassle-free. Let's dive in and upgrade your water fun with a touch of tech and a whole lot of excitement!

Electric SUP conversion may be for you whether you’re an experienced paddle boarder looking to take your experience to the next level. Or if you’re new to the sport, it can provide peace of mind and help as you build endurance and speed.  

We’re excited to share how you can transform your paddle board with e-assist motors. Motorized or e-assist paddle boards are an incredible way to get more speed through challenging conditions, and when going longer distances. 

We’ve partnered with Bixpy, an industry-recognized San Diego-based company that sells electric paddle board motor kits.

Bixpy has two options for our ISLE paddle boards. The first is a motor that gets added to the fin box instead of the fin. It can be added to any of our paddle boards or kayaks and has speeds up to 5mph. The second kit is a pool steering system for our paddle boards with a motor mount. 

Why Add E-Assist to Your Paddle Board?

Adding e-assist to your paddle board is great for beginners & experienced paddle boarders. For beginners, the motors help build speed with less physical effort, and you can go farther when exploring. For experienced paddle boarders, paddle board propulsion systems help when navigating tricky conditions or when your board is loaded with gear when touring. 

  • Increased Speed: E-assist motors allow you to paddle at faster speeds, covering more distance in less time
  • Reduced Effort: With e-assist, paddling becomes less strenuous. It’s easier to navigate through challenging conditions such as wind or currents. This is also great when you’re paddling with a second person on your board, or if you’re touring and there’s additional gear and weight on your board 
  • Extended Range: E-assist motors provide additional propulsion, allowing you to paddle for longer distances without tiring
  • Enhanced Exploration: Motorized paddle boards open up new opportunities for exploration, allowing you to reach remote locations or venture further offshore. This is especially great for beginners as it helps you keep up with experienced friends when going on adventures