no no I saw it! lol... from a couple different sources, including yours. fish activity off rockaway has exploded over the past 4 years. I've never seen so much fish life out here before. Its only a matter of time....
They tagged a few tigers down here last month. Them and the whiteys have been patrolling all over the east coast if you actually watch their activity. Aint nothing new.
When I was at the beach Sunday, there were sharks BLATANTLY patrolling the coast. They were about 25 yards off shore, but you could just watch the slow school of fish, tiny ones, jumping out of the water and the whole time, you could see the little black tip fins circling around. Dozens of them. Looks like babies, but everybody just stayed in the water. I was with my daughter and just made sure to hold on to her as it passed, but the whole time I was out surfing (Had to set in between like 300 tourists cause it was a family beach day and I couldnt go to my normal spot) I just heard all the adults wispering about all the sharks. One guy was looking out at his wife while his daughter wasn't looking and holding his arms way apart and pointing at the sharks and fish. All the other parents were still out in the water, but saying, when fish act like that, something much bigger is chasing them. I leaned over and said, there is nothing to leave to the imagination, look closer. You can see the sharks.
Strange, for whatever reason, I have been out quite a bit and seen a bunch of little sharks and I Havent tripped on it. Most of my surfing life, if I see sharks of any size, Im out for a bit. I already posted it last week, but my buddy got bit by a black tip last week. Tiny bite. looked like 4 teeth went in top and bottom. But we were standing in the shallows, fishing for sharks, right at the place that is their notorious home and breeding ground, so that was playing with fire for sure....
Not making comparisons to little blacks tips and a great whites. But it's strange that I am getting used to the thought of "they are really, really, always out there". 10 years in CA, I never felt that way. You know every now and again, there has probably been a big boy close enough that you have been sized up, but the thought of literally seeing these fish, knowing they are out and staying calm and continuing, was a thought that I never thought I would have. I thought that sh** only happened in Florida.
I am sure your parents always told you, There are plenty of fish in the sea. They weren't lying.
And as we stated before, the DE/MD border has a higher concentration of different species of sharks than anywhere on the whole east coast. I don't remember the testing area, I.E. how far out to sea they consider the "DE/MD" border, but still it was an interesting read when I first heard that.
Just remember. They were 30 miles offshore and shark fishing with chum... "He ripped our chum bag off" OMG
Just Remember. That shark can cover 30 miles in an hour or two all because your vibrations from paddling were like a seal or it sensed the slight electrical pulse sent out by your elevated heart rate from paddling or it smelled your blood from your sea shell or fin cut.
That's pretty killa breuhhh... Not surprised though. Theres a ton a greats all over the Atlantic but a lot of them don't come too close to the jerzy shore bc there isn't much to each besides king fish, fluke and some blue. Although in the winter and spring I could see them closer to shore bc they are trying to mack on some seals
30 miles offshore isn't that far.im not quite certain,but im sure a shark could swim that under 18 hours.they are sharks after all lol,and they get around.iv been fishing for a long time too,the only sharks we mostly catch in jersey are makos and that's 30 miles offshore.il take a mako bite anyday over a great white,and mako teeth look like twisted iron rods.
it all boils down to luck,if u get bit by a shark,believe it or not u are super lucky and should buy a lotto ticket.i look at places like Australia and south Africa,well Africa does get a lot of shark killings,but oz has as many surfers as people that live in the northeast and theres few shark attacks.
lol watchin cnn,headline "swim at ur own risk" shark attacks expected to rise this summer...
All jokes aside...and I realize this happened 30 miles offshore, but we, the Northeast people who value our time I the ocean need to make a stand against whatever organization helped to stop the seal killing off of Nova Scotia.
While I am not for killing animals, the population needs to be controlled...the alternative is not going to be fun for any of us.
Preserving human life needs to be top priority, my answer is not to kill whitey, but rather whitey's food source.
If anyone on here has information on who is responsible for the end of seal killing in Nova Scotia, please inform us.
If there is anything that all of us surfers in the Northeast can agree on and band together for...
This issue is of utmost importance.
If we stand by and do nothing, we're going to end up being hors devours.
Dude, first of all, you hurt my feelings by not saying "HI" to me upon my return. I always looked-up to you, Koki, and you made me feel bad.
And please, allow me to totally disagree with you, Mr. Koki.
Dude, seals are totally b!tchen. I love our little east coast harbor and grey seals or whatever. Those dudes are totally cool, and they have the right to exist just like Doug.
I had a bud I saw all December and part of January. He was always out there. He was my friend.
One day mid-January, I drifted a bit north from him. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a commotion 30 yards to my south. Something was splashing and it appeared that something was chasing something else.
Was it the seal chasing a fishes? Or was it something bigger chasing my boy? I don't know. But I kind of got creeped-out. Something was going on over there. I had been out awhile, and that was enough to influence my calling a last wave. It had some size out there that day and it was tough or tuff to discern what was happening.
I never saw my seal again.
Who, what happened there? I don't know.
AND people, why do people come first? Seals are totally innocent beings who have done no harm to this planet. THE OCEAN IS THEIR F'ING HOME PEOPLE !!! WE ARE THE INTRUDERS !!! People have no business being in the ocean, so you take the risks involved without killing of species of animals just because you feel threatened.
STAY OUT OF THE WATER if you are too worried aboot sea life.