The design of the all new FREEDOM+ Surf is the result of collaboration with Ocean & Earth and 2 x World Surfing Champion Tom Carroll. The removable power module with LED indication for power on/off and battery life, is housed in the custom designed Ocean & Earth tail pad kicker, enabling you to move the power module easily between your boards and for recharging. The all important antenna electrodes have been designed into a sticker thin adhesive decal applied to the underside of the surfboard. With a weight of just 250 grams and a near zero drag adhesive decal antenna (only 500 microns thin), there is no impact on your surfing performance. This FREEDOM+ Surf bundle includes everything you need to turn your surfboard into an electrical shark deterrent.
The Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf builds on the company’s twenty year history of designing the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrents.
Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for finding food. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electrical waveform instantly turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors. Trusted by professional adventurers around the world, Shark Shield is a safety device providing peace of mind while supporting the conservation of sharks.
Save your energy for fearlessly dropping into the perfect wave and paddling over the crystal blue waters. With the Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf,you can enjoy your ocean adventure.
What’s in the FREEDOM+ Surf bundle
This FREEDOM+ Surf bundle comes with one FREEDOM+ Surf removable power module, a charging dock with international options, one Ocean & Earth Tail Pad / Decal antenna ready to install on your surfboard. We know from twenty years of producing electrical deterrents that we all have different levels of sensitivity to the electrical field, so also included with the tail pad / decal is a E-field Control Kit, which is a set of stickers you can use to reduce power output.
The 30-Day Confidence Trial
If you haven’t become a more confident surfer while wearing the Shark Shield within 30 days, you can return the product with our Full Money Back Guarantee.
Fully integrated solution means no impact on surfing performance
Twenty years of technology scientifically proven to turn sharks away
Near zero drag sticker thin adhesive decal antenna at less than 500 microns thin
Easy to remove electronics fits into kicker of the tail pad, with LED power on/off and battery life indication.
Order extra O&E tail pads for your boards, only one electronic module required to move between boards
30 Day Money Back Guarantee - if your don't feel more confident in the water with Shark Shield, we'll give you your money back
When you purchase a Shark Shield product, you have the peace of mind in knowing that your product is covered by Shark Shield’s Standard Warranty. All Shark Shield electronic products have a 1 year warranty (excludes accessories like Tail Pad / Decal Antennas which have a 3 month warranty). The Shark Shield Standard Warranty is provided by:
1.1 The benefits given to you in Shark Shield’s Standard Warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies you have under law in relation to the products to which Shark Shield’s Standard Warranty relates. Shark Shield products come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the products repaired or replaced if the products fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
1.2 Subject to section 1.1 and the terms below, as your Standard Warranty Shark Shield agrees to repair or replace at Shark Shield’s cost the Shark Shield product, and any Shark Shield accessory supplied with the product, purchased by you in Australia or New Zealand from a Shark Shield Authorised Dealer when the product does not perform in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications during the Warranty Term specified for the product below, commencing from the date of purchase.
1.3 To make a claim under the Standard Warranty you will need to:
(a). Contact the Shark Shield to register your claim and provide the details to enable Shark Shield to assess the claim. Or visit the Shark Shield support section located on the internet, contact details listed below.
(b).Provide or make the product available to Shark Shield or a Shark Shield Authorised Service Centre as set out in the below or as otherwise agreed with Shark Shield. If you are required to return the product to a Shark Shield Authorised Service Centre, Shark Shield will provide details of the centre to you.
(c). Please note, you will need to submit proof of purchase (e.g. bill of sale, invoice or purchase receipt) with your claim.
1.4 Products presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished products of the same type rather than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the products. Replacement of the product or a part does not extend or restart the Warranty Term.
1.5 The product will be at the owner’s risk whilst in transit to and from the Shark Shield Authorised Service Centre, unless transported by Shark Shield or its Authorised representatives.
1.6 Shark Shield and its Authorised Service Centres may seek reimbursement of any costs incurred by them when the product is found to be in good working order.
GENERAL EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
2.0 To the full extent permitted by law, but subject always to 1.1, the Standard Warranty will not apply:
2.1 If the product has not been installed, operated, maintained or used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or specifications provided with the product.
2.2 Shark Shield disclaims liability for range, coverage, or operation of the Product and ancillary equipment as a whole under this warranty. Shark Shield reserves the right to make changes or improvements in Products, during subsequent production, without incurring the obligation to install such changes or improvements on previously manufactured Products.
2.3 If the factory-applied serial number has been altered or removed from the product.
2.4 To damage, malfunction or failure resulting from alterations, accident, misuse, abuse, fire, liquid spillage, mis-adjustment of customer controls, use on an incorrect voltage, power surges and dips, thunderstorm activity, acts of God, voltage supply problems, tampering or unauthorised repairs by any persons, use of defective or incompatible accessories, the operation of a computer virus of any kind, exposure to abnormally corrosive conditions or entry by any insect, vermin or foreign object in the product.
2.5 To damage arising during transportation, installation or while moving the product, or to any transportation costs of the product or any parts thereof to and from the owner, unless otherwise specified in these warranty terms.
2.6 To any third-party software or hardware not contained in the product as originally configured by the manufacturer.
2.7 To any failure, to the extent that the failure is not a failure of the product to perform in accordance with its specifications.
2.8 To service of any product whilst it is outside Australia and New Zealand.
2.9 To any wear and tear including to antenna assembly if the product is used in commercial, industrial, educational or rental applications.
3.0 To the full extent permitted by law but subject always to section 1.1:
3.1 Shark Shield will not be liable for any loss, damage or alterations to (1) third party hardware or software; or (2) programs, data or information stored on any media or any part of the product, no matter how occurring; or for any loss or damage arising from loss of use, loss of profits or revenue, or for any resulting indirect or consequential loss or damage.
All Shark Shield electronic products have a 1 year warranty (excludes accessories such as Tail Pads / Decal Antenna which have a three month warranty). For service, return your product to Shark Shield or your local Retailer Service Centre.
Battery pack life Nominal 1,000 charges
Storage Temperature Between 0C – 60C (32F – 140F)
Operating Temperature Between 12C – 40C (53.6F – 104F) Lower temperatures will reduce the operating time
Dimensions of Main Unit (without Antenna) 208mm L x 28mm W x 63mm H (8.1” x 1.1” x 2.48”)
Maximum Operating Depth 50 meters (164 feet)
Weight (Main Unit) 230 grams (8.11 oz)
Unit Operating Time 5 - 6 hours (temperature dependent)
Protective Field Strength >1v/m @ 1m from centre of electrodes
THE 3 REASONS WHY SHARK SHIELD IMPROVES YOUR SURFING
Full on belief
When you’re surfing, there’s no time for half measures. It requires full on belief in yourself, your equipment and your ability. The pure focus of carving along the face of the wave, with no room for fear. With FREEDOM+ Surf you’ll never have to worry again. You’ll have the confidence to push yourself and your board to the limits.
The Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf is based on our scientifically proven and independently tested electronic shark deterrent system.
The FREEDOM+ is mounted in the tail pad of the surfboard with the sticker thin adhesive antenna rolling around the rail to the underside of the board.
The FREEDOM+ removable power module can be removed for charging and between surfboards fitted with the Ocean & Earth Shark Shield designed tail pad.
The freedom to express yourself
When you drop into that wave, you want to show what you’re made of. And you will. Because you love it. And you love everything about the ocean. By using Shark Shield you get to preserve it as it’s meant to be.
The electrical current transmitted by the Shark Shield has been scientifically proven to have no long-term effects on sharks.
The Shield has no detrimental effect on any other marine creature.
When you use the Shark Shield you are contributing to the conservation of sharks by removing any need for culling or other harmful methods of controlling human and shark interactions.
Only a surfer knows the feeling
It’s simple. You either know what it feels like to ride a wave, or you don’t. The more you know about the ocean and your sport, your hobby, your passion, the better you surf. By choosing the Shark Shield you become a wiser, better & more potent surfer.
Sharks have small gel filled sacs in their snout called ‘Ampullae of Lorenzini’. The Shield creates an electrical field that causes these snout sensors to spasm uncomfortably.
The unique pulsating electrical field is unlike any fish and won’t attract sharks to the vicinity.
You can’t get electrocuted by the Shark Shield antennae. (See our FAQ’s for more info)
THE SCIENCE OF FREEDOM
Drawn by the call of the ocean; sharks or no sharks, we’re still going out there! Our solution is scientific, lightweight and powerful. With Shark Shield, we’ve replaced fear with awe.
Shark Shield has taken 20 years to evolve into what it is today: proven, reliable and non-evasive shark deterrent technology. Our two decades of tireless scientific research gives you the peace of mind to swim, surf, kayak and dive into the blue without fear.