Shark Shield is a gadget that emits a low grade electric signal when mounted on the tail of your surfboard. Supposedly, the signal “bothers the shark’s sensory system, which detect changes in the water’s electrical field as lifeforms slither through the water.” Video after the jump,

The device upsets the weight of a board a bit, so it takes a few runs to get used to. During that time, if you lose your balance, fall off, untether, and float into the mouth of a great white, you’ll be pretty pissed you spent $700 on this fear-mongering piece of technology

[via Gizmodo]

Shark Shield is a gadget that emits a low grade electric signal when mounted on the tail of your surfboard. Supposedly, the signal “bothers the shark’s sensory system, which detect changes in the water’s electrical field as lifeforms slither through the water.” Video after the jump,

The device upsets the weight of a board a bit, so it takes a few runs to get used to. During that time, if you lose your balance, fall off, untether, and float into the mouth of a great white, you’ll be pretty pissed you spent $700 on this fear-mongering piece of technology

[via Gizmodo]