Samsung's Galaxy Surfboard comes with S7 compartment and cool LED lights


While Apple is mulling the right approach to its car development program, Samsung has already mastered the future of transportation, it seems. The company has released a rather funky and smart... Galaxy Surfboard, of all things it could have invented.

Samsung built the board as a proof of concept for pro surfer Gabriel Medina, and it equipped it with the obligatory phone compartment. Yep, the Galaxy Surfboard has a drawer to put a Galaxy S7 in as the brain of the undertaking, and also LED lights that display useful surfing info like wind direction and wave info, as well as push tips from his coach to keep the surfer in check while alone in the high seas. 

Pretty cool, but don't get your hopes up for grabbing one from the local surf shop, as this Galaxy board seems to be an exclusive one-timer for Gabriel Medina only.

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12 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right.. please mention "apple" on article as much as possible, even if the topic isnt really related.. because people will love it /s

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3. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Wait so its real o.O

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

what if the board breaks?...useless.

5. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Huh, so it isn't April Fools Day?

6. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That is cool. Samsung = innovation

7. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I love to surf ! Medina is a national hero here, and Samsung is a top smartphone leader. But yes who will buy it ??? Is just a tech exhibition. Is better a smartwatch waterproof connected.

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

I think it has some value as a training aid between a coach observing and the surfer in the water but that's about it outside of the surf/weather information

9. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I literally checked my calender to see it was April fools lol

10. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Why talk about Apple's car program in a surfboard article? It's not like you guys are talking about Samsung's cars to begin (and yes they do build cars)

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But can he surf the net with it :) /ontopic quite handy for shark reports too

13. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Pretty ingenious. It absolutely makes sense to have a surfboard like this, esp giving you info on the changing surf and wind info, and useful if you have a coach or a spotter telling you which wave to hit. Although it probably won't be allowed in a competition, it would be a great training aid.

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