Ive been surfing the Jersey shore for 12 years. The only sharks ive ever seen in person were a couple of lil nursing or sand sharks up on the beach. And they were under 2ft long.
They are out there but I wouldnt worry to much!
I remember last year(maybe two years ago) when Taj was on the world tour in i think south africa. During his heat a giant great white appeard behind him. Needless to say he left the water in a hurry and forfitted. They gave him crap for it but i dont care id rather live to surf another day!!!!
Ok now in my lifetime i have only seen two real sharks in the water in New Jersey. One down in Cape May on vacation, and another at Darlington. They were both small no bigger than 4 feet but once i see that fin i get so paranoild.
And for those of you who live in the Monmouth county area, you probly know abut the 49 foot whale ( practacly half a football field) that washed up on shore. They said the wail got hit by an ocean liner or somebodys private yaht. Keep in mind this was forth of july week end and i counted 50 boats in the water at one point. But for a whale to get pushed in to the beach i'm thinking it was abut 2 or 3 mile intil it got in. So if the whale was bleeding from the laceration than wouldent that bring bait fish or even worse SHARKS. So now i am asking if anybody agrees with me or if i'm just paranoid
well...paranoia aside...if you don't buy that the whale was injured by a ships spit...it could have easily been orcas...I've seen orcas off of LBI a few times.
however there ARE sharks off nj...remember the attack that Jaws was based on happened right off of Spring Lake...then up the canal in Matawan
Lost in Florida i used to live in Pensacola and your not kidding about shark sightings there. I remember my first day there, i was swimming and saw a large shark. The life guards just told us to move in (not even get out of the water) like it was no big deal. Shortly after that (about 1 week) i was at the beach (Pensacola beach) and that little boy got attacked by the shark after his dumb ass uncle caught it and he was getting a closer look. Not the best sight ive ever seen.
Great whites attack in an upwards motion, if you're on the surf break it'll be too shallow.
Not always; there have been a few accounts in Cali that show otherwise. Pretty sure it was about a great white, but maybe not.
The shark circled around to the shallower area between the surfer and the beach. Since the surfer is facing the open ocean looking for the next wave the shark figures it can sneak in behind the surfer...and bam, destroys the tail of the board or worse nails the dudes leg along with the board.