How my e-bike improved my surfing experience -- Alexander’s Story

It has been one year since Alexander, with his new e-bike, got back into surfing. Allowing him to do more of what he loves.




Alexander grew up in California, like many children, he began riding a bicycle when he was a child, however, he did not seem to have a strong love for cycling, instead, Alexander developed an interest in surfing. During high school, Alexander used to surf a lot as it gave him a sense of calm. Then, Alexander received a bike from his friend for his daily commute throughout college to avoid the hassle of parking a car. Still, Alexander had no strong feelings towards cycling, it was simply the most convenient mode of transportation for the time.


After having a family with two kids, Alexander had fewer opportunities to catch up with his friends and even had to give up surfing because of how long the commute to the surf point was before every surf.  As a father, Alexander needed to be able to spend more time with his family.

A life-changing moment happened to Alexander one year ago, a friend allowed Alexander to try his e-bike before their surf. The first time that Alexander realized the trip to go surf could be made shorter and more enjoyable he was amazed. Alexander knew an e-bike was just what he needed. The 30-minute walk was shortened to a 7-minute ride. Soon after, Alexander began his search for the perfect e-bike, The Fiido T1 series caught Alexander’s attention with its magnificent green colour.

Fiido T1 wouldn’t require too many extra gears to carry all the stuff, compared to other models like RadRunner, Alexander said. The large LED headlight helps surfers get into the water easier at dawn. The most important thing is the large battery with the high-power motor. It helps him to cross various terrain on the road to surf while carrying everything he needs.


With the Fiido T1 pro, Alexander wakes up at 5 in the morning, drives to the beach, and rides the e-bike to the surf point. There he enjoys the first rays of sunshine while leisurely riding the waves with his friends, then he heads back. Now, he still has time to enjoy breakfast with his family at around 9 that same morning.


For Alexander, the e-bike is not just a big toy for leisure, it is a real time saver to help Alexander balance his hobby and still prioritize family, it even lights up the water in the dark to keep him safe.


Credit: Alexander Chang