That is one big shark...just a food for thought...pun intended
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Watch Out Friends in N.J.
Jun 16, 2013, 02:41 AM #2
30 miles offshore.
Jun 16, 2013, 03:49 AM #3Senior Member
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- Jul 2012
- Ocean City Nj
Flsurfbro who knew sharks lived in the ocean . . . .. weird?
ocsurf32 you must have viewed the video and learned something....weird?
Thanks for thinking of us Florida Dog.
30 miles of the coast, but could be at the coast in minutes......minutes. Especially with all the attractions going on in the water these days. Plus, during the summer you just know somebody is going to throw a hotdog in the water, and sharks just love hotdogs.
Man, I hope those fishers on the video kept their hands and feet inside the boat. That's how you protect yourself against large sharks. Just hide your feet, and that confuses the sharks. Learned that right here on SWELLINFO.COM.
For those who don't know, the world is kind of confused. Strange weather patterns. I know people might say, "Wow that was crazy," and then forget about it's significance. But lately we have some of the hottest summers on record. Then one of the warmest winters ever. A frickin earthquake on the east coast. A smogasboard of a hurricane slams NJ/NY.......in late October(pratically November)......then it snows a few days after that. More tornad-ohhs in the plains. Floods are going woo woo in the past decade too. And the fires, man, the fires. Weather people have been at their worst for predicting the weather(I'm NOT talking surf prognosticators here) in the past few years, which might mean the earth's going haywire.
Anyways, sharks will become more of an issue in the mid-atlantic and North East in the years to come. And it sucks for us New Jersey people cause we can't see but four inches below the water surface because of pollution and our sand-stirring, crazy-ass barrels we get.
I would say the shark at 30 miles out could make it to the beach area in an hour and a half or so....
not minutes... unless the shark swimming at like 120miles per hour.... then is would be like a lot of minutes...
Jun 16, 2013, 04:19 PM #7
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- Ocean City, MD
By your estimate, 60-90 minutes.
I didn't mean 5 minutes. It sounds more scary when you say, "minutes" rather than saying, "two hours." Ya dig, Ponyboy?
Shark swimming speeds aren't a definitive science. They have been clocked at over 20 mph but some experts speculate that some species can reach speeds up to 60 mph. Some species can catch fish who reach speeds of 60 mph.
And a shark honed-in on a hotdog could make it in less than an hour. Some of them are pretty fast, when they want to be. They love hotdogs.
Jun 16, 2013, 06:49 PM #10Senior Member
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They tracked one less then a mile offshore in February I believe. I surfed. Others surfed. No one died