CO-EXISTENCE IN THE OCEAN
Shark Stop fabric protects your femoral arteries from being punctured in the case of a shark bite incident. Our wetsuit fabrics have been tested on Great White Sharks by researchers at Flinders University of South Australia.
SHARK STOP FEATURES
Shark Stop’s mission is to create not only the safest wetsuit in case of a shark incident but also take into account what makes a wetsuit highly functional.
Strategic placement of Shark Stop fabric within our suits is aimed to protect common bite sites, primarily your femoral arteries as injury to these cause most shark attack fatalities.
Shark Stop Wetsuits will be packed full of features such as:
- Glued & Bind Stitch
- YKK Zipper
- Slick Skin Neck Seal
- High Wear Elbow Pads
- High Wear Knee Pads
- Yamamoto 39 Eco-friendly Neoprene
SHARK STOP Construction
Saving Lives is our priority
UHMWPE has a strength to weight ratio 50% greater than Kevlar, and 8-15x greater than steel*
UHMWPE fibres are high modulus and strength, abrasion-resistant fibres. Along with being UV resistant and lightweight with low density. Widely used in ballistic protection and defence applications.
Shark Stop wetsuits are designed with Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibre (UHMWPE) which has a strength to weight ratio 50% greater than Kevlar, and 8-15x greater than steel*.
* Based on a scientific study led by Dr Simon Skovsgård at Aarhus University, Denmark 2019 - 2020.
Shark Stop wetsuits are made with one of the lowest carbon footprint material of all wetsuits currently on the market. We choose to make our wetsuits with bio neoprene. This type of neoprene isn't just more durable, but it's environmentally friendly as well.
Our ocean and wildlife are at the front of our mind when manufacturing a product that will spend most of its time in use in the ocean. Using bio neoprene is our way of combating the abundance of environmentally polluting petroleum neoprene wetsuits that are currently being sold around the world.
In the ocean flexibility is essential to surfers. Shark Stop wetsuits allow surfers to maneuver, paddle, and surf with comfort and security. You can get into and out of your wetsuit with ease, without needing anyones help.
WARNING & SAFETY INFORMATION
Participating in watersports in the vicinity of sharks is an inherently dangerous activity. If a shark is sighted, get to safety as soon as possible and do not stay in the water.
Sharks can be unpredictable and dangerous and we encourage people to wear a Shark Stop wetsuit when working in, or enjoying the ocean, in order to reduce the extent of bodily injury caused by shark bite.
While extensive testing has been performed in the development of the materials used in Shark Stop wetsuits to reduce the degree of bodily injury caused by shark bite, Shark Stop wetsuits must not be considered as a life saving device and Shark Stop accepts no liability for personal injury and/or death resulting from the use of Shark Stop wetsuits.
The materials used in Shark Stop wetsuits are designed only to reduce the extent of skin penetration caused by shark bite and Shark Stop wetsuits provide no protection from the pressure impact of a shark bite (eg. bruising, crushing and/or breaking of bones and other bodily damage) or from drowning caused by shark bite.
Wearing a Shark Stop wetsuit will not reduce the likelihood of a shark bite or prevent death by shark bite.
Advantages of UHMWPE Fibres
Strength to weight ratio 50% greater than kevlar.
Lightweight protection material, reducing body fatigue.
Low surface wear against continuous rubbing contact with another materials.
Resistant to fatigue from stretching and bending; features a long flexibility lifetime.
Extremely high tolerance to cuts, in and out of the water.
Excellent impact resistance and high impact absorption capacity.
As part of our unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship, we proudly contribute 1% of our annual revenue to the '1% for the Planet' initiative, supporting impactful environmental causes worldwide.