Epic Fail: Shark Shield Surf Anti-Shark Device Eaten by Shark

For those of us that were hoping that the Shark Shield would allow us to safely surf the sharkiest lineups in the world, there is a bit of disappointing news. Whilst being tested in South Africa, under the supervision of the Natal Sharks Board, a female great white ate a Shark Shield device that had been attached to a float. This has been the cause of speculation that the electrical fields designed to repel sharks might in fact attract them.

The manufacturer claims that the device does work but that due to the design it will only be effective while a surfer is stationary and waiting for a wave. If you are actually surfing, or paddling, you could be out of luck. At any rate, I cannot think of a more spectacular product testing failure than this one.

from:  The UberReview

source: The Australian

7 Responses to “Epic Fail: Shark Shield Surf Anti-Shark Device Eaten by Shark”


  1. 1 OldSailor

    Sharks are no less than humans in taking risk. Good find.

  2. 2 Canadian Jordan

    That’s why surfers need to get off the boards, and into the water, with a speargun.

  3. 3 Aquagurl45

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!! Ur sick and twisted man!!!!! Not ALL the sharks r man-eaters. How dare u say that? I’m afraid of what u say aout the tigers and lions and bears.

    Oh My!!! a joke there, but, come on man, seriously?

  4. 4 Aussio_Spear

    Haha I have to agree with Canadian Jordan, at least if you have a large spear gun you can poke an overly inqisitive shark in the nose afew times…. it will get the idea =)

    A man here in Australia excaped death from a white pointer by jabbing it hard with his spear gun… he was alrady bitten i think. This was recently too

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