Unfortunately, the talk of shark attacks on surfers has never been more topical. With more attacks occurring around the globe than ever before, it’s sending shock waves across our retrospective surfing communities week-in-week-out. And as surfing Brits alike, we like to travel whether it’s to escape our harsh and brutal winters or to test ourselves in some of the oceans’ less forgiving waves. This normally means that we are diving into waters that can be inhabited by something nobody really wants to think about…
As the shark approaches a person wearing Sharkbanz, magnetic waves coming from the band disrupt its electro-receptors and it quickly turns away.
However, now we have an answer and it could drastically improve our odds when sharing the sea with some of it’s oldest and gnarliest residents; Sharkbanz is a radical new concept which has been years in planning and development; and now it’s been integrated into every surfer’s staple accessory – Modom’s super strong leashes. “Patented magnetic technology to deter sharks from attacking people” – Sharkbanz.
The magnetic tech requires absolutely no charge and does not lose effectiveness over time. Designed to interrupt the shark’s electro-receptor, the Sharkbanz design deters their intuitive behavior.
“Sometimes when relying on their electro-receptors, a curious shark may bite a person in order to figure out what he or she is. These unprovoked “hit and run” attacks are the most common type, and Sharkbanz are an excellent defense against them. As the shark approaches a person wearing Sharkbanz, magnetic waves coming from the band disrupt its electro-receptors and it quickly turns away.” – Dr. Eric Stroud
Sharkbanz has been tested on a varied range of sharks and has proved incredibly successful, especially at deterring Tiger and Bull sharks which are both renowned for their unprovoked attacks on surfers. With this incredible technology now integrated into Modom leashes, there has never been a better opportunity to reduce the risk of an attack.
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Get the Modom x Sharkbanz leash here.