Surfers and sharks don’t mix and we are all in favour of a way to keep these predators at bay without violence, so when we got wind of a new acoustic shark repellant device seeking funding through Kickstarter we were instantly intrigued. The SharkStopper, Acoustic Shark Repellant is an ingenious device that is simply worn around the ankle and has been proven to harmlessly repel sharks using various frequencies of sound waves.
The SharkStopper weighs about the same as a smartphone and is worn around the ankle much like a surfboard leash. Cleverly the device is initiated as soon as it enters water and begins transmitting the virtual acoustic barrier instantly. Fully waterproof and constructed from green plastic technology, the SharkStopper is lightweight and transmits without any undesirable effects to both humans and sharks.
The official Kickstarter video can be found below this article and in it you will see the SharkStopper in action and witness just how effective it is. As soon as the signal is emitted, nearby sharks immediately turn tail and flee. There is no doubt about it, this device will save lives and prevent shark attacks and is usable by anyone who enjoys time in the ocean.
After many years of research and development and millions of dollars of investment, funding is now being sought to bring the SharkStopper to market and you can pledge anything from $1. SharkStopper are seeking funding of $48 500 and at time of writing the amount pledged so far from 41 backers is just over $19 000, with 21 days still to go. To get involved with this fantastic product, to find out more information or to make a pledge, head over to the SharkStopper Kickstarter page and get backing.
Surf Report feels this will have as much impact on the sport of Surfing as the introduction of the leash plug did, and will make a difference to lives all over the globe as well as helping to protect the Sharks species too. What do you think of the SharkStopper and will you be rushing to get your hands on one when they come to market?