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  1. #1
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    Shark attack Santa Barbara County

    Last edited by cresto4; Oct 23, 2010 at 02:27 AM. Reason: details

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    Ya beat me to it.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...al-california/

    Terrible. They make that area sound like its rare to see sharks there. But there have been multiple White Shark attacks there. One just two years ago, when a surfboard took a bite and the guy didnt.....

    Crazy sh**.

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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...-shark-attack/

    waves of blood, leg bitten off & the quote from his mother- man that's terrible.

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    so tragic. it makes me think about how fine the line is between a perfect day and disaster. i'm wondering, if it were somehow possible, would you want to know how close sharks you've never seen have come to you over the years or would you rather just not know? i don't think i would want to know - might not get back in the water. ignorance is bliss in this case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cresto4 View Post
    so tragic. it makes me think about how fine the line is between a perfect day and disaster. i'm wondering, if it were somehow possible, would you want to know how close sharks you've never seen have come to you over the years or would you rather just not know? i don't think i would want to know - might not get back in the water. ignorance is bliss in this case...
    You NEVER want to know. We are all aware of the fact that we have been looked up and down by many-a-predetor, but for real. You dont want to know. Whenever im surfing in the winter at the reefs that break like 400-500+ yards out and in certain areas, the water is like 20-30 feet deep. I do my best NOT to look down. There are kelp beds, but I have surfed on days where earlier in the morning, there was a 15 foot white shark under the lineup. Signs everywhere... So, when you go out, you just try not to think about it. I often find myself laying on my board in the lineup with my feet up, crossed. My wife always know when im sketched out, cause I stop sitting and lay on the board.... She always comments when I get out, like did you see something out there. The answer is NO, but I want to keep it that way....

    You never want to know.

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    It was only a matter of time for something about this to be posted. I was actually surprised to not see it on here yesterday.

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    I think it was Jacques Cousteau who said, "We are never more than 50 feet from some kind of shark when we are in the ocean"!!!!

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    I've seen decent size (6 ft maybe 8 ft max) sharks breaching and hitting bait balls pretty close to me and that doesn't bother me, I figure they are pre-occupied & I've seen a smaller 4-5 footer cruise past me, but I've wondered for a long time what I would do if I ever saw a large shark when I was in the water- as in would I not want to paddle out anymore.

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    18 foot.....................my god.

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    I love shark attacks, I love the way it inspires irrational fear and keeps people out of the water. GO JAWS GO!!!
    Take up lawn bowling.