12 Foot Tiger Shark

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by ChavezyChavez, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    So, the waves have sucked the past couple days here in North Topsail. I'm so desperate I've been surfing 1 foot slop at low tide just to get my rocks off. Only 2 days left until I return to the dirty Jerz. Looks rideable at low tide the next 2 days. Now, I come to find out that Richard Heads caught and released a 12 foot Tiger shark right in the surf where I've been surfing. There's usually no one else out on the sand bar but yours truly. Now I know sharks are just part of the game; we are in their ocean and its the risk we take when we go out but a 12 foot Tiger patrolling my sand bar gives me pause. I'm normally not someone who thinks about this sh!t but that's a big sucker.
    So, do I paddle out tomorrow?
  2. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    What would Gabriel Medina do?

  3. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Sh1t his pants?
  4. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    shottt the pier brah
  5. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    just gotta turn that part of your brain off and hope for the best man, or you wont have any fun. also, pay attention to when it's "time to get out".
  6. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Don't ask us, ask the shark.....
  7. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Vote "no" but paddle out anyways
  8. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    That is your answer. +1
  9. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Do you bench 400? Wear a Rolex? Sport an iPhone8? Bang Hindus? If not, then stick with the family BBQ, Chavey.

    (words from The Shred from the Great Beyond) :rolleyes:
  10. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Will a Baum and Mercier do??? I can bench 40........maybe 42.
  11. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
  12. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Stay low and go fast! Remember , it's shark week!!!
  13. 3rdperson

    3rdperson Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    do some research on tiger sharks. if they are territorial then consider that. If they are kind of nomads... then don't worry about it.
  14. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    My question is, are you sure you are picking the right tide? Topsail is a ways up the coast from me, but down here when it's small you have to have that incoming tide push over any sand bars to make it work at all. Just a thought. But yeah, paddle out. There are tigers all over the Carolinas and it's not to frequent that they hang out that close to shore. They have tagged ones all over the place around me and they usually swim into the sound and ping about .5 a 1 mile off shore. It's usually black tips and unfortunately the occasional bull that might come check you out in 5 feet of water
  15. 3rdperson

    3rdperson Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    why do I feel like Bull sharks don't "pass". haha
  16. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Chavez, if you do decide to paddle out make sure you bring a buddy along. Preferably a slow one. That way you don't need to be faster than the shark just faster than your buddy. Good luck.
  17. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    realistically it's most likely moved on unless there's stingrays and turtles! when the open bar closes we move on!
  18. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    he is headed up to NJ to bite you there. So yeah paddle out at TI
  19. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Drink heavily then decide. I find I make my best decisions once properly lubed up
  20. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I'm all good now. Just a brief moment of trepidation after reading the article and watching the video. I could see the commotion when they caught it from my deck on Wednesday evening. [email protected] that shark. I'll punch him in his mouth. Now, Wayne's God is interfering by kicking up a thunderstorm which has the ocean looking like a small, sh!tty mess.
    And yes, Mr-Know-It-All Zach, I know what [email protected] tide is best here.
    Trev said it best. Any worry usually disappears as soon as you paddle out and catch a wave. The brain just blocks all the other sh!t out.
    Yank, I haven't banged a Hindu but is a smelly plump Amish girl close enough?