Shark Eyes stickers were created by professional Western Australian watermen as a visual shark deterrent.
Australian Abalone divers have the most white shark interactions of anyone. They observe that sharks often change their behaviour once they know they have been spotted. They began painting eyes on the back of their dive tanks to make the shark think it was seen, even if approaching from behind. This is because sharks tend to prefer the element of surprise when attacking.
The Shark Eyes stickers help to reduce your risk of an attack. They make the shark think that it’s been spotted when it’s making an initial risk assessment of potential prey. The aim is to encourage the shark to choose ‘safer’ prey that hasn’t seen it.
- Small – For small items or as a car bumper sticker.
- Medium – Suits most surfboards.
- Large – Suits most SUP and windsurf boards.
- Mega Eye – Suits a SUP or kayak paddle.
Just place a sticker on the underneath of your board or on your paddle for a low cost, visual shark deterrent.
Ensure you clean your board thoroughly first. It’s also best to lightly spray some water on your board before you place the sticker and then rub a cloth over the top of the sticker to get the excess water out. This helps to prevent air bubbles.