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James Dyson Award

Nah Yeah Buoy: The James Dyson finalists who designed a buoy to prevent drownings from rips

Yeah Nah Buoy

Nah Yeah Buoy: The James Dyson finalists who designed a buoy to prevent drownings from rips

It’s common place in New Zealand to have a scare in the water. Our various beaches - particularly on the west coast - though beautiful, are littered with rips and rocks. Two young design students, Hannah Tilsley and Chamonix Stuart, have set out to make them safer, designing a buoy, which detects rip currents and signals them to surf-life-savers, receiving the runner-up for the prestigious James Dyson Award, while being recognised as a top 20 design globally.