Designed in partnership with Tom Carroll and Ocean & Earth. Powered by Shark Shield technology and designed specifically for surfers, the FREEDOM+ Surf is a fully integrated solution with no impact on surfing performance.
For surfboards 6'6" and over. Designed in partnership with Tom Carroll and Ocean & Earth. WA Government Rebate now available.
The FREEDOM+ Surf has been designed in partnership with Tom Carroll and Ocean & Earth, as a seamless shark deterrent solution for surfboards, with no impact on performance. Surf the way you always have – with just a little more freedom.
This latest model features a streamlined electrode and black antenna design, inspired by the surfboard stringer. Because the new oblong shaped electrodes have exactly the same surface area as the old diamond shaped ones and the antenna is the same length, the new design offers exactly the same protection as the original version with the diamond shaped electrodes and white antenna.
Powered by Shark Shield Technology, this smart piece of high-tech kit comes with one Transferable Power Module, a Charging Dock with international options, and one Tail Pad / Antenna ready to install on your surfboard. You only ever need one Power Module, so if you have multiple boards – simply buy an extra Tail Pad / Decal Antenna(one per board) and you’re sorted.
The FREEDOM+ Surf is best suited to boards 6'6" and over. This is due to the size of the electrical field produced. If used on a smaller board, the electrical field may be felt on your fingertips when duck diving. For boards under 6'6" we recommend using the FREEDOM+ Surf - SHORTBOARD.
The FREEDOM+ Surf comes with everything you need to turn your surfboard into an electrical shark deterrent.
underwater.com.au is a registered store for Western Australian residents who qualify for the $200 rebate offer - simply tick the WA resident button and you will get your Shark Shield Surf+ Bundle at $200 off *T&C apply (see bottom of page)
IF YOU ARE IN FOR THE WA REBATE THERE ARE SOME GREAT NEWS
Rebates have just been announced to cover the Freedom Surf+ Bundle from 25 May 2018
WE GET YOUR REBATE APPROVED AND WILL SHIP STOCK AS SOON AS THE APPROVAL IS IN.
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.
The world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Nothing is more effective.
Proven to deter Great Whites.
Included in the WA Government $200 Shark Deterrent Rebate program.
Easy to install yourself on old or new boards. No need to involve a shaper.
Designed for boards 6'6" and over.
Sticker-thin (≤ 500 microns) adhesive decal antenna adheres to the underside of your board and connects to the Tail Pad.
No impact on surfing performance.
Transferable Power Module can be removed for charging and used on any board fitted with the custom-designed Tail Pad / Decal Antenna or Tail Pad / Antenna - SHORTBOARD.
Transferable Power Module features a long-life 6-hour rechargeable lithium battery and LED power on/off and battery life indicator. Allows you to have a couple of surfs on the one charge.
A foam insert (included) can be used in the Tail Pad kicker for those surfs when you don’t want to use the Transferable Power Module.
The diamond shaped electrodes measure 10cm (3.93") wide x 20cm (7.87") long and are spaced approximately 70cm (27.56") apart.
No known permanent harm to sharks and does NOT attract sharks.
Not suitable for children under 14, pregnant women or those with certain medical conditions. Read more here. Covered by Ocean Guardian's Standard Warranty
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”)
Unit Operating Time 5 - 6 hours (temperature dependent)
Protective Field Strength >1v/m @ 1m from centre of electrodes
In The Box
1x Transferable Power Module
1x Charging Dock (with international options)
1 x Tail Pad / Decal Antenna
WARNING: We encourage people to wear Shark Shield when working in or enjoying the sea to minimize the risk of shark attack but sharks can be dangerous and often unpredictable creatures. While extensive testing has been done and great care taken to develop and manufacture the Shark Shield range of products, it is impossible to guarantee that all sharks will be deterred under all circumstances. Water-based activities in the presence of sharks is inherently dangerous and is not recommended therefore we recommend that if a shark is sighted that the user leaves the water.
A large pulsing current is emitted from the Shark Shield antenna to produce the protective electric field. When unintentionally coming near or in contact with the antenna it is possible that muscle spasms can occur to various degrees and therefore the user may need to make adjustments to limit contact (for more information refer to FAQ's "will I get an electric shock"). In addition, anyone with a pacemaker, are pregnant, or has a health condition that could be affected by the electric field should not use the device. Such health conditions include heart disease, a history of heart problems, peripheral vascular decease, stroke, a history of fainting or epilepsy, or lung disease.
* T&C for WA buyers to receive the $200 rebate you must meet the official terms and contions and following your order on underwater.com.au, email us with your proof of residence and statement that you have not used this rebate before. Simply reply to your order confirmation email with the following:
Proof of Western Australian residence must be included with the application and may include a current:
Western Australian driver’s licence or learners permit.
Western Australian recreational fishing licence.
Medicare card in combination with a utility bill e.g. telephone, gas, electricity, water (not more than 3 months old).
Persons under the age of 18 may also use:
Student ID card.
A combination of their parent/guardian driver’s licence and Medicare card (which includes reference to their name).