This doesn't add up...I thought Roy Stuart was vehemently opposed to shortboards.
I like Roy though. And I like the hell out of that video. The shark bait is awesome as is his jubilance post-conquest. What's really transcendental improv is the tow-in via apex predator in lieu of boatercycle. So much more natural and organic.
it's incredible how many sharks are near the shore in vb and especially the southern outer banks. shark stories in 1..2..3...
1 Rodanthe pier. Surfing after TS danny (i think, one of them anyhow) and a fisherman pulls up a tiger. At least 6 feet long. He can't get it all of the way out of the water and says that he has to cut the line. I was about 50 feet away and this shark was PISSED, thrashing and swimming around the pilings trying to get free. Got out for about an hour.
2. only one in the water in frisco. Friends are chillin on the beach. Catch a wave, look down, realize that I am being chased by a big fat bull shark. He was about the size of my log, which is f*cking terrifying. I dropped to my belly and rode in the white wash to the beach, where my friends all came down to have the "Oh my F*cking GOD Did you see that?!?!" conversation. Went out later on the SUP only to see a couple little hammerheads and some nurse sharks. Frisco, man, gotta love the place.
3. Was fishing with my boss out in the mouth of the bay and we hooked about a 200lb bull. We thought it was a big ass tuna until it breached... CUT THE LINE!!!! I tell you what, though, the damn giant eel we caught was ever scarier.
But, I mean, It's not like we have to deal with great whites or anything....