News & Opinion | July 30, 2018 4:38 pm

Tesla Instantly Sold Out of These $1,500 Surfboards

Boards boast "mix of same high-quality matte and gloss finish" used on Tesla cars.

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Elon Musk is known for creating weird merchandise and then selling out of it — such as The Boring Company’s flamethrowers.

Well he’s done it again. Musk’s company Tesla added surfboards to its gift shop on Saturday. The surfboards, which were briefly available for $1,500 before they sold out, were created through a collaboration between Tesla Design Studio and Lost Surfboards. According to Mashable, the surfboards feature a “mix of the same high-quality matte and gloss finished used on all (Tesla) cars.” The product’s description says that the surfboards were reinforced with carbon fiber “inspired by the interiors in Teslas.”

There was a wave of buyers for the 200 surfboards, wiping out the entire inventory. Anyone who ordered one can expect it to ship in 2-10 weeks. Some have made it to e-Bay, though with a cost of at least $4,000, according to Mashable.