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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:31 pm    Post subject: Shark Attacks and Dissuasive board graphics. Reply with quote

I've been following the shark attacks on Maui and I remember reading something recently about a couple guys developing color schemes and graphics to dissuade sharks from attacking. From what I remember, they were using color patterns and graphics which looked like the surface of the water when viewed from below.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2368295/Diverter-suit-The-invisibility-wetsuit-protects-swimmers-surfers-deadly-shark-attacks.html



This got me thinking...... say you painted your board with graphics resembling that of a killer whale when viewed from below. Killer whales attach sharks so it might follow that sharks would quickly leave an area they perceive to be "killer whale" territory should they see a board painted to resemble a killer whale. Any thoughts?



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

while no marine biologist

I am certain that all studies done indicate sharks are color blind.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/110119-sharks-color-blind-eyes-rods-cones-australia-animals-science/

so color , should not effect the likely hood of an attack. Pattern may , cause it it looks like the surface ...

I would think , note the first sentence, that the shark should be able to tell that the object while painted to appear like a Killer Whale, isnt really, cause its only 7 feet long.

maybe a 7foot long something else would .. umm umm

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is what you are talking about.?

They are decals.....my luck with decals on windsurfers has always resulted in a peel

One wahine around here surfs with them...



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

However...we had to "tag" a bunch of boards and ended up spraying this all over them:

http://vimeo.com/16339253 Now that's "dissuasive board graphics"

I have three kids who surf, and I figure what the hell. can't hurt....confuse the giant beasts at least.....my guess would be two big straight black and white lines best...no guarantees!



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

umm, isnt that a ZEBRA ?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

um.. is that Jesus in sunglasses ?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but to my knowledge, no one has ever been bitten by a shark who has "Jesus Loves You" written on their board Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

several threads on this topic, this but one

where we lost one of own

http://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27525

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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However...we had to "tag" a bunch of boards and ended up spraying this all over them:

http://vimeo.com/16339253 Now that's "dissuasive board graphics"

I have three kids who surf, and I figure what the hell. can't hurt....confuse the giant beasts at least.....my guess would be two big straight black and white lines best...no guarantees!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe this?????
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