Surf's up. Board's gassed. Hit the beach!
Gas-powered surfboards — the newest thing in recreation technology — will be on display at the Baltimore Boat Show from Thursday to next Sunday at the Convention Center. Fast, cutting-edge and pricey, the $12,000 motorized playthings have wowed the rich and famous — including singer Justin Bieber and Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton — as manufacturers seek to widen their appeal among everyday thrill-seekers and would-be James Bonds.
“This is a totally new water sport, for which you don't need wind or waves,” said Julio Grullon, marketing director of JetSurf, a New York company that produces the boards. “You...