Sharkbanz x FCS surf shark deterrent Pod. The stealthiest, most convenient shark repellent product designed specifically for surfing. The precision design and craftsmanship of FCS meets the scientific expertise of Sharkbanz to enable surfers everywhere to reduce the risk.
Sharkbanz Technology is based on proven science, published research, and testing by the Western Australian Government, NOAA researchers, and verified by an independent third-party university.
EFFECTIVE SHARK DETERRENT – Using patented magnetic shark repellent technology, Sharkbanz overwhelms sharks’ electroreceptors causing a highly unpleasant sensation that turns sharks away. Sharkbanz products are the embodiment of almost two decades worth of peer-reviewed scientific research on the use of magnetic technology as an active and effective shark deterrent.
SIMPLE, VERSATILE REPELLENT TECHNOLOGY – No Batteries, No Charging; Always ON. Lightweight (56.5 g). Strap to any leash cuff. Wear in Boardshorts or in a Wetsuit Key Pocket.
PREMIUM MANUFACTURING – Ergonomic design and premium materials used for enhanced comfort and durability, including low-profile neoprene padding and molded Velcro.
– Includes FCS Surf Pouch Accessory – “Strap It” to Any Leash Cuff
– POD is Lightweight: 56.5 g / 2 oz.
– Universal Fit – Ages 5+
– Waterproof to 100M / 330 ft.
– Magnetic Shielded Box for Safe Storage
– TSA and Airline Travel-Friendly
Warranty: This product is fully guaranteed against faulty workmanship and materials for 1 year.
Proven Shark Repellent Technology.
The FCS x Sharkbanz POD is backed by decades’ worth of research and testing from independent scientists as well as ongoing government field studies. The following video is a product demonstration of the deterrent’s effectiveness – filmed in South Florida (2023) with a variety of shark species present including: Bull, Sandbar, Dusky, and Silky Shark.
Margaret River Native, FCS Team Rider.
“When you’re surfing those [remote] locations, there’s always that thought of sharks in the back of your head. Any tool that can help prevent the threat and give you that peace of mind when you’re surfing somewhere isolated, is a massive bonus for any surfer.”
HOW IT WORKS:
Sharkbanz’s patented magnetic technology is the result of long-term scientific research and testing. Sharkbanz utilize powerful permanent magnets to create an effective shark deterrent that’s always on and require 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. Sharks have the strongest electroreception (sensitivity to electrical fields) in the animal kingdom. They use this unique capability to navigate at night, when in murky water, and to hunt. Their electroreceptors (Ampullae of Lorenzini) and lateral line canals connect to the seawater by pores on their snouts and other zones of the head. When a fish swims, or even moves its gills, it creates a change in the surrounding geomagnetic field that sharks can detect with these electrically sensitive, gel-filled canals. Since the shark is tuned to be looking for very weak electromagnetic signals from its prey (heartbeats, muscle movements), this organ is highly sensitive. When encountered in the wild, the Sharkbanz field is exponentially greater than anything the animal will have experienced before and highly unpleasant. This tells the shark it is definitely not food.
GREAT WHITE SHARK SAFETY:
Sharkbanz patented magnetic technology has been successfully tested on a wide variety of predatory shark species (Bull Shark, Blacktip, etc.) including Great Whites, who rely heavily on their electroreception when hunting and navigating. However, Great Whites are also an ambush predator species and are known to attack from far distances at high speeds (when hunting). Sharkbanz can reduce the risk of an investigative Great White encounter, especially when wearing multiple units to increase the deterrent field range, but Sharkbanz can not eliminate the threat. Nothing can.
DON’T BE A DUMMY:
Yes, they have successfully tested this product in the water with live, wild sharks, and they always do so in conjunction with their scientific partners at Shark Defense Technologies who are accredited marine biologists. They practice under the guidelines of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees. For your safety and the well-being of our animal populations, you should not “test” Sharkbanz products on your own. Just as you shouldn’t tease a dog, don’t entice or provoke sharks, and we do not endorse intentionally swimming with sharks (or hand-feeding them) while using Sharkbanz. Do not bait sharks while using Sharkbanz, and understand the limitations of the product while doing ocean activities such as spearfishing. Sharkbanz are intended to help you, but you still need to be smart.
Buyer or Wearer of Sharkbanz should be aware that sharks are wild animals and unpredictable. Sharkbanz have not been tested on all species of sharks. Sharkbanz will reduce risk of shark interactions, but there is no 100% guarantee that interactions will not take place. There should never be any attempt to entice sharks to interact with humans, with or without Sharkbanz. Any human activity in the water near sharks must always be considered as possessing a considerable degree of risk which is assumed solely by the wearer. By purchasing, you confirm that you understand these terms and conditions and that you do not hold Mano LLC responsible for any harm or damage that might occur while using or wearing Sharkbanz.