There is a wide range of safety gear you can use when out on your surf ski. What you use will come donw to budget and conditions but as a minimum consider Personal Flotation Device (PFD), Leg Leash and at least two forms of communication equipment. Watch the video for a more in-depth overview.
Safetrx is a an IOS and Android app that turns your mobile phone into a live GPS tracker. It allows for continuous monitoring of your position as well as having the facility to Call fro help from the app. This will notify Coastguard in Australia who in turn pass the message to Coastguard New Zealand. Once trackign has started you can share a link easily with chosen contacts who can monitor progress.