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  1. #81
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    After reading about all the attacks, and getting texts from friends about two great whites being caught on Manhattan Beach the other day.... I said, yea, whatever. And went out to El Porto yesterday.

    I squealed like the biggest bi_atch ever when three dolphins popped up right next to me with their fins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by five9 View Post
    after reading about all the attacks, and getting texts from friends about two great whites being caught on manhattan beach the other day.... I said, yea, whatever. And went out to el porto yesterday.

    I squealed like the biggest bi_atch ever when three dolphins popped up right next to me with their fins.

    killer dolphins!!!!

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    ROFL. That's happened to me too.
    Glad I'm not the only one who gets tripped out when you you see a group of fins. LOL

  4. #84
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    Mary Lee, a 16 ft Carcharodon carcharias has been hanging around our beaches in Charleston for the past 24 hours. Check out http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/ to see where she is. This is the same one that was messing around Cape Cod to NC in the past weeks.

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    Damn Kook!

    So I'm about in hour into a nice Sunday afternoon sesh. 1-2', very occasionally 3', one 4' set (I need some swell and the immediate forecast looks grim), but it's clean and the water temps a good 65 degrees, airs 70. Trunkin it, lot of fun little rides when all of Sunday, I hear through the Mack's Wax, "Get out of the Water!"

    Well, I'm the only one left in for about 50yds North where a minute before this dudes screaming, there were 20 people, I thonked to myself, might as well take the next one in and see what this loon's about. I turn, ride into where he's waving and ask, "What, you see a dolphin?" He points to a sea lion way in the inside, looking like it wants to head to the sand except for all the sunbathers. "man, that sea-lion just had to be out the way of something, it was all jumping out of the water and something was thrashing around." I say, "I've seen a big shark out here before, thought 'twas a white, no kiddin. 'course, I just kept surfin for another hour and half."

    He says, "I've seen a mako out here. This is the time of year they attack people." sure you have, I thunk to myself, that's a purty rare beastie, but hey why not, i thought i saw a white one time (I know the difference 'tween dolphin and a shark fin, never seen a shark fin as big and i've been diving with some 6-8' blues and black tips). I look out at the kelp beds and see the sea lions are going crazy, all poppin out of the water, never seen 'em as riled up. That's about 5-600 yds off the beach. Turn to ol boy and say, "So what's up, you gonna go freak the peak?" and point to the peak (I only surf the peak when its not barnicaled) where there's a good 50-60 people surfing. He says, "I don't know what to do!" I thought of the last 3 shark attacks in SDCo and did the math. I say, "Ok" and paddle back out for another 30-45 minutes. Saw him trying to get people out farther North. Never went near the peak. Some people's kids. Dude was like 30 odd.

    Kookakoala. Sharks gotta eat too and we ain't xactly Filet Otariť.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Mary Lee, a 16 ft Carcharodon carcharias has been hanging around our beaches in Charleston for the past 24 hours. Check out http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/ to see where she is. This is the same one that was messing around Cape Cod to NC in the past weeks.
    I was out there Saturday (IOP North), pretending to have fun in the flat crap surf. My friends were all freaked out when I told them I had spent a few hours surfing. I didn't even hear about the shark off the coast, but it wouldn't have stopped me from going out. It was well off shore, and I am doubting the food supply for that beast is better near the beach.
    That said, I really hope the surf picks up soon. It is painfully flat out there, and the big surf moved the sandbars. Now the little stuff is breaking in super shallow water, so even using a long board is difficult.

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    Following the back track of Mary Lee it looks like she went way up a creek in Charleston Harbor. What's up with that?

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    I won't say it's common but about 3-4 years ago a great white washed up behind Morris island right next to folly. It got beached when the tide rolled out and died. I really don't know what the reasoning or food source could be... We also get manatees around this time of year in the rivers. Maybe that's like a really fat seal or something. Glad she's on her way nevertheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Mary Lee, a 16 ft Carcharodon carcharias has been hanging around our beaches in Charleston for the past 24 hours. Check out http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/ to see where she is. This is the same one that was messing around Cape Cod to NC in the past weeks.
    was there some kind of bug with it's tracker? it showed that thing going way up an estuary. I know bulls do that but great whites? I doubt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by oteezy View Post
    was there some kind of bug with it's tracker? it showed that thing going way up an estuary. I know bulls do that but great whites? I doubt it
    One of the local marine biology groups said it is uncommon, but it has happen before. It was all the way up in a creek in Daniel Island. I am guessing the best food up there would be a manatee or a dolphin.