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FREEDOM+ Surf Tail Pad / Antenna – SHORTBOARD

For surfboards under 6’6″. New design and colour.

You most likely have more than one board. Extend the use of your FREEDOM+ Surf - SHORTBOARD across your quiver by simply installing the Tail Pad / Antenna - SHORTBOARD on each of your surfboards.

The Tail Pad / Antenna - SHORTBOARD is designed to house the FREEDOM + Surf Transferable Power Module and combined, they transform your board into a powerful shark deterrent. One Transferable Power Module can be used across multiple boards (and is included in the FREEDOM+ Surf - SHORTBOARD), however, you will need a Tail Pad / Antenna - SHORTBOARD or Tail Pad / Antenna for each board you’d like to use.

Feel safe and stoked, whenever and wherever you choose to surf!

What’s included?

The Tail Pad / Antenna - SHORTBOARD includes a Tail Pad, Decal Antenna and a foam block that can be used in the Tail Pad kicker in place of the Transferable Power Module for the times when you don’t want to use the Power Module. Check out our video on how easy it is to install the Tail Pad / Antenna here.

Tail Pad / Antenna - SHORTBOARD vs Tail Pad / Antenna

When used on shorter boards (boards <6’6”) and boards with less volume, the electrical field produced by the original Tail Pad / Antenna can ‘travel’ around the board making it uncomfortable for some surfers – e.g. you might feel the electrical field on your fingers whilst duck-diving.

To overcome this, we’ve designed the Tail Pad / Antenna – Short Board that features a shorter Antenna and smaller Electrodes to produce a smaller electrical field that you’re less likely to feel when using the product on a short board, or board with less volume.

On the flip-side, a smaller electrical field does mean that a shark can come closer (compared to the FREEDOM+ Surf & Tail Pad / Antenna) before sensing the electrical field and being deterred.

Click on the product images to see the difference between the size of the electrical field generated by the both products. You can also read more on the product differences here.

NOTE: The same FREEDOM+ Surf Transferable Power Module (not included) can be used on both the Tail Pad / Antenna and the Tail Pad / Antenna – SHORTBOARD.


  • The world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent technology. Nothing is more effective.
  • Easy to install yourself on old or new boards. No need to involve a shaper.
  • Specifically designed for boards under 6'6" – no impact on surfing performance.
  • Does NOT attract sharks.
  • Allows you to move the Transferable Power Module between boards – means you won’t be limited to using the FREEDOM+ Surf - Short Board on just one board.
  • Transferable Power Module housed in the Tail Pad kicker, custom designed by Ocean & Earth in conjunction with Tom Carroll.
  • Sticker-thin (≤ 500 microns) adhesive decal antenna adheres to the underside of your board and connects to the Tail Pad.
  • The stadium shaped electrodes measure 3cm (1.18") wide x 10cm (3.94") long and are spaced approximately 36cm (14.17") apart.
  • A foam insert (included) can be used in the Tail Pad kicker for those surfs when you don’t want to use the Transferable Power Module.
  • Not suitable for children under 14, pregnant women or those with certain medical conditions. Read more here.
  • Covered by Ocean Guardian's Standard Warranty

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