How to handle the battery of your e-surf

In winter and early spring, not everyone has the opportunity to continue motosurfing, and your electric board is stored at home and is waiting in the wings. Therefore, it's time to talk about how to properly store the board. This time we will analyse the safest way to handle the battery (of course, no one can guarantee you 100% safety when using a lithium-ion battery), but it is quite possible to minimise the risks.

To properly handle the battery, you need not only to store it properly in winter, but also to interact correctly when you ride the board, charge the battery, and so on.

Before and after e-surfing/e-foiling

- Do not leave the battery in the sun for a few hours to avoid overheating. Place your batteries in the shade - best on a cool surface/ground;
- Do not open the battery pack, once you open it, there is a very high risk that it will no longer be waterproof. If water gets into the battery, it may catch fire.


- Charge your battery in a dry, ventilated area;
- Check all the contacts of the battery, charger and the connected device every time you connect them;
- Do not charge batteries until they cool down after your ride;
- Do not live your battery unattended while charging;
- Check whether the battery does not overheat when charging.

You can find more tips on charging given by our engineer Mario in one of our previous articles.


We recommend storing e-surf/e-foil batteries in a cool, dry place.

When storing, disconnect the battery from the board. Don’t leave the battery connected to the board when you are not using it. “The battery powers the electronic components from the moment it is inserted into the board”. The perfect storage state is 10-20% charged. It will extend the life of your battery. When the battery is less charged, it means that it has less energy, and this reduces possible risks. The most important thing is not to store your battery fully charged.

According to the recommendations of some manufacturers, the best storage temperature will be 5 to 25C (41 to 77F), (but it can also depend on the model and type of your device, so you can always double check with the manufacturer).

If you have such an opportunity, then it is much better to store the battery outside the house - in a garage / shed - if there are necessary conditions - dryness and suitable temperature. A smoke detector at the place where you store the battery will be very helpful too.


All the lithium ion batteries gradually lose their charge during storage.
For long term storage, it is advised to charge the battery every 1 or 2 months for 15 minutes. But remember to keep the capacity below 20% when storing the battery.

Deep discharge can damage the battery too (it can become over-discharged and lose the ability to be charged at all especially if you store your battery for a very long time - 9 months and more), that is why you should recharge the battery a little quite regularly.

Wake up and transportation

To wake up your battery, follow normal charging instructions, there is no particular change after a long period of inactivity.

It is better to transport your battery when it’s totally empty.


If the complexities of storing a lithium-ion battery scare you and you find it inconvenient to look for a separate storage place, then you can always opt for a gasoline board for riding. Gasoline boards, of course, have their pros and cons, we'll talk about that soon.

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