Shark deterrent device Sharkbanz has come onboard as the “Official Safety Partner” of Hurley BL’s Blast Off 2018.
They will provide 24 of their Sharkbanz to the event. Every surfer at the will have the handy watch-like device available to wear and use – they will be available to pick up when you grab your rashie to surf in your heat.
The Sharkbanz is an anklet that radiates a frequency that sharks don’t like. BL says “We’re stoked to be able to provide this handy safety technology to the kids to use at Blast Off. While our area isn’t known for sharks, nor have we ever had a problem with them, it is a great precaution we can offer.”
There will also be a few Sharkbanz being given away throughout the week for lucky winners.
Sharkbanz’s patented magnetic technology is the result of long-term, ongoing scientific studies and testing. Sharkbanz utilize powerful permanent magnets to create an effective shark deterrent that’s always on and requires no batteries or charging. When sharks approach Sharkbanz, they detect the device’s strong electromagnetic field, which provides a sudden sensation that is thousands of times stronger than the signal produced by anything in a shark’s normal food chain. Consequently, sharks are deterred away from Sharkbanz. This cause and effect is analogous to having a bright light suddenly shined in your eyes in a dark room. You would not be hurt, but you would want to turn away.