Yes, you read that correctly and no, it's not a joke like the last time.
Hendo, the company behind the project, launched yesterday on Kickstarter and have already raised over $190,000 of their $250,000 goal. They went with a hoverboard because, in their opinion it's the "simplest path for demonstrating the technology in a way everyone can understand". The technology behind it is fully scalable, so objects big and small could potentially be hovered.
The 'engine' is magnetic so you won't be able to go ahead and ride it down the street just yet. But as Tony Hawk put it on his Facebook page, there's three requirements "$10k, a big copper surface, and strong revert skills."