Sharkbanz were born out of our unifying fear of shark attacks

Co-founder Nathan Garrison surfing on California's central coast

Co-founder Nathan Garrison surfing on California's central coast

Co-founder David Garrison after a dive near Monterey in 1975

Co-founder David Garrison after a dive near Monterey in 1975

 

For years, we sat on our surfboards in murky water, wondering what lurked below. We dove reefs and swam helplessly next to 10 foot sand tiger sharks, hoping for the best. The ocean remains the last frontier on our planet, but we couldn’t believe that in the 21st century, no user-friendly solution existed to help ease our mind. After a particularly spooky day of nervous laughter and conversations about the weather to avoid the pointy subject, we decided to do something about it.

After three years of testing, design, development, head scratching, wiping the slate clean, more testing, and close encounters with our toothy amigos, we’re proud to present the first version of Sharkbanz. Throughout the whole process, we were committed to three principles that make this product right for just about anyone: simplicity, style, and affordability. Whether you live by the ocean or only visit a few times a year, this is the solution for peace of mind in the seven seas.

Our company intends to do more than just protect people with these Banz. We feel a deep responsibility to preserve and restore the world’s oceans that have done so much for humanity. We also realize that we can’t do it ourselves. So, we’ve enlisted the help of ocean conservation groups by donating 3% of our profits to support their efforts to eradicate shark finning, prevent new offshore drilling, and aid in the restoration and protection of marine ecosystems. To learn more about our efforts, and how you can help, click here.

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