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    Sea life

    what cool sea life have you encountered over the years surfing? This has to be better than what burger you prefer! In my short 4 years, while I've been in the water I've been way too close to a feeding white shark, many seals and one big arss sun fish! Not bad for N.E. anybody ever been approached on your board????

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    Seals, dolphins, all kinds of fish, giant jellyfish. I've even seen a couple of rays and the like in Florida. Been within feet of all of them. They never really came at me, most swam away.

    I've seen some little sharks in Florida too. Have probably been real close to the big ones and just didn't know it. Which is how I prefer it!

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    I've seen lots of sea life and eaten plenty of burgers brah.

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    Angry Dolphins slapping their tails on the surface then disappearing underwater only to build speed up speed and then jump out of the water aiming like within inches of me doing approximately 80mph

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    encountered...maybe not exactly. i was with some buds in space coast for a surf trip, and decided to venture down to Sebastian Inlet. above head hi with cln conditions & sunny (right after a storm), which isn't part of the story - just providing you some scenery. the next day we found out one of the great white sharks pinged at the same time we were there. it made the news apparently because that shark was dragged down to the bottom of the sea by something

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfurleD View Post
    encountered...maybe not exactly. i was with some buds in space coast for a surf trip, and decided to venture down to Sebastian Inlet. above head hi with cln conditions & sunny (right after a storm), which isn't part of the story - just providing you some scenery. the next day we found out one of the great white sharks pinged at the same time we were there. it made the news apparently because that shark was dragged down to the bottom of the sea by something
    A few years back I was out surfing and when I came in, there was a cryptic text from one of my sons. "Keep your toes up. Mary Lee." I checked Ocearch.org And the ping lines for that morning had Mary Lee swimming through my condo! I'm on a little point and she surfaced on both sides of me.

    Had a sea turtle pop up next to me and it scared the hell out of me... First thing I thought was, "My God! A sea Serpent!" I had a good laugh and paddled over to some groms so they could have a look.

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    Saw some little/decent shark feeding last summer early in the day. There was that short period of a few days last summer where a lot of skates or whatever they are popped up in spring lake too. Also this past fall I almost dropped in on a dolphin in sea girt.. He was deeper tho

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    So much sea life...
    Dolphins surfing waves
    I've had a bull shark come after me while I was surfing on singer island. I stood up on a wave and I heard thrashing there was a bully right behind me in the wave... I took that wave all the way in.. bunch of people on the beach saw it..
    Manateees I used to see all the time.
    I've been in when giant pods of spinner sharks migrate through.. they jump all over the place.
    I've had baricuda chase bait fish over my board while sitting on it.
    Jellys of course.. been stung a ton. Man-o-wars suck.
    Whales... had them come up and blow out 10-15 ft from me surfing big sur
    Had a pilot whale wash up on beach northern Mass. big ole chunks taken out of it.
    Had a big shark don't know what in Rodanthe come up fin out of water brushed my leg. Freaked me out big time.
    Mullet runs mullet hitting people on the head.
    Once on Jupiter island I was surfing with Aristotale the shaper and his crew and a pod of bulls came through with a mullet school and we all had to get out. There were patches of red from the sharks thrashing the mullet.
    Seals of course all the time.
    Seen big big Jack swimming in waves they look so awesome.
    Saw a school of stings once while paddling out it was weird. I'd never seen so many at once.
    Sea turtles! I've seen them surfing reefs in costa and in south Florida. Some big ones too. I see them when I spearfish a lot too.
    I love seeing all the sealife it's really cool. Just last sat there were a ton of dolphin, birds diving, a seal, and I'm guessing bluefish or striped bass is what they all were following.
    Last edited by soulrider; Apr 4, 2017 at 02:04 PM.

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    Garibaldi's feeding off the reefs under me at Big Rock and Horseshoes. Very tropical looking.

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    Saw an older hippie guy, long gray hair, full beard, wading out at the break. He grabbed hold of a giant sea turtle's shell and got pulled out to sea.