It is widely accepted that the Hawaiian Lifeguards pioneered what today is the most efficient method of rough water rescue. By using a quick and agile Personal Water Craft, with an attached rescue board, they were effectively able to rescue swimmers and surfers, often before serious trouble ensued. Using the proactive philosophy of proper preparation and risk assessment, today PWCs and necessary accessories are invaluable tools when in extreme ocean conditions.
The Hawaiian Lifeguards believe that you can never be too prepared and at High Surf Accessories we share the same philosophy. We have proudly manufactured equipment for the Hawaiian Lifeguards for the past 13 years. We work closely with the lifeguard and rescue agencies in the Hawaiian Islands to develop products that enhance the rescue capabilities of the PWC. Our unique products are used by Navy Seals, Professional Rescue Personnel, and Tow Surfers worldwide.
Our state of the art designs, while performance driven, are durable enough to withstand the most extreme ocean conditions in the world. We never sacrifice quality for cost. Safety is our highest priority and we always use the finest materials.
HSA was born on the North Shore of Oahu when waterman Mike Slattery began to fabricate rescue products for his own personal use. Collaborating with lifeguards like Archie Kalepa, Terry Ahue and Darrick Doerner, it wasn’t long before Slattery was outfitting PWCs for others. Today Mike Slattery is considered one of the world’s authorities on PWC rescue equipment. He regularly lectures at industry related venues including the United States Lifeguard Association’s National Conference and the State of Hawaii’s Tow Surfing Certification Courses.
At HSA our mission is to equip you with the best safety gear for your PWC. We aim to help you outfit your PWC with the best products possible so that you too can be properly prepared when braving the elements. Safety First.