Sharks are everywhere because their natural habitat is the oceans of the world. When we go surfing or swimming, we're entering their territory. But how can surfers enjoy their waves in shark-infested waters?
The shark repellent industry has grown a lot in the 21st century. Technology paved the way for the development of smart devices and gadgets that can keep sharks away from humans.
The market offers five main types of shark deterrents: magnetic repellents, electric repellents, sound repellents, semiochemical repellents, and visual repellents.
Mick Fanning confirmed he will travel to South Africa to compete in the J-Bay Open 2016, at Jeffreys Bay.
The Australian surfer was attacked by a shark last year while competing in the final against Julian Wilson. Fanning was surprised by 12-to-15-foot great white shark, fought back, and escaped the lineup uninjured.
The event was called off, but the situation left psychological marks on the three-time winner of the South African contest. Mick Fanning took his time, returned to the water, and announced he was making a pause in competition.