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    Galapagos islands

    i will be in the Galapagos this coming august. san cristobal island to be exact. has anyone been there? what is expected for surfing here

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    It was really hard, next to impossible, to find but try this.
    http://www.galapagosurf.net/

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    Sharks. Lots of Sharks. Like most things Galapagos, they have their own shark species too: The Galapagos Shark (really original name).

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    "Since records of shark accidents were first recorded in 1854 there have been a total of 6 shark incidents in the Galapagos Islands and only one involving a tourist. Two were tuna fishermen chumming the water in the 1950s, and one of them actually fell overboard into a school of fish! Three were surfers. None of the attacks were fatal."


    Pulled a NJSM for some copy and paste work...Erock, you prompted a little day end procrastination here for me, found this and thought I'd share. Just found it ironic that of the 6 attacks since 1854, 3 of them were surfers...makes sense obviously, really just wanted to copy and paste on a thread here. Be careful Ericriley, safety first.

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    If there were more surfers in the area there would be a lot more shark incidents... They are rare, but as far as sharky places go Galapagos is right up there with the sharkiest.

    Have fun... Looks like an amazing place.

    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    "Since records of shark accidents were first recorded in 1854 there have been a total of 6 shark incidents in the Galapagos Islands and only one involving a tourist. Two were tuna fishermen chumming the water in the 1950s, and one of them actually fell overboard into a school of fish! Three were surfers. None of the attacks were fatal."


    Pulled a NJSM for some copy and paste work...Erock, you prompted a little day end procrastination here for me, found this and thought I'd share. Just found it ironic that of the 6 attacks since 1854, 3 of them were surfers...makes sense obviously, really just wanted to copy and paste on a thread here. Be careful Ericriley, safety first.