seal sighting in the water

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by surfin, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. surfin

    surfin Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    well live here dirty jersey , and sunday afternoon surfing i had a little visitor . At first i thought was a ball or some kinda trash floating by . Curious , "ohwwww look its willson !" . So i figured i go paddle over snatch it up and throw at a buddy as he was riding a wave . Well it wasn't a ball and for a split second there i got frightened as i was registering what i was seeing . The moment i realized it was a seal , OH SHI$ !! i really think a bubble floated up my back as i was in retreat mode . After that i just kept an eye out for anything else out there . First time in long while i gotten creeped out by the ocean . Anyone else run into that little guy ?
  2. raddadbrad

    raddadbrad Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2015
    Theres a sheet load of them up here man and they aint little!!!!

  3. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    see them all the time... But they're cute, they don't scare me at all
  4. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Yea I see them all the time. They are cute, but in a kinda creepy way. They always just pop there head up and stare at you. Staring is rude
  5. illuminite

    illuminite Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    ive come upon a few before.. first time i nearly sh1t myself, thought it was some slimy alien coming to take me away
  6. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    A seal. In the ocean. Scared you.
  7. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    I did run in to a seal at the bank... That scared the sh!t out of me
  8. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Only be scared if the seal looks scared.
  9. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    That sounds like Mariah Carey wedged into her wetsuite. Perfectly understandable as to why you fled. Apparently, she caused a run on the bank just from showing up in her wetsuite.
  10. mrcoop

    mrcoop Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Not a rare occurrence...happens very often this time of year and into mid spring. One was basking in the sun yesterday in ocmd where I was surfing.
  11. Mattyb

    Mattyb Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2013
    I was freaked out first time I saw one too. They are kinda pervy, they way the pop up and stare then slowly fade down only to pop up on other side of you seconds later. They are cute, like puppy dogs. But aren't they the cheeseburger of the shark meal plan?
  12. daeggman

    daeggman Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2014
    exactly how i felt the first few times i saw one
  13. Hawky

    Hawky Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2014
    Old news, dude.

    A bunch of em are hanging out in Ponyland, OCMD and especially the bridge to any delaware locals that don't already know.
  14. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    I don't think I've surfed a single day in the PNW without seeing a seal in or out of the lineup. They're that common here.

    OTOH, we did have a whale breach out in the Harbor last weekend. That was pretty cool.
  15. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Seen one a couple times in DE, I think its the same one hanging around the inlet
  16. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    they think we are they.
    we have black suits.
    we bob.
  17. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010

    Other things also think we are they...the man in the grey suit. The ultimate local.
    Seal populations are exploding on the East Coast, especially Cape Cod. They will eventually make their way further south to NJ and the Midatlantic in larger numbers.
    Talk to the Mass. boys about the Great Whites coming inshore for the seals...not a good thing for people that like water activities. They are tracking and tagging Great Whites all over up there now. Very large ones
    Just a matter of time and luck before someone in the Cape gets taken....

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    I only had one pop up on me and It didn't bother me at all... but I had a sea turtle pop up by me and I thought it was a sea serpent! I fell right off my board; if it was anything that wanted to eat me, I would have been easy pickings!! lol
  19. Wave Maven

    Wave Maven Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2012
    Was sitting out the back in MoCo a few weeks ago with the lineup all to myself and one popped his head out of the water and took a peak at me. I called him in to the next wave and he got a four second frontside barrel and negotiated the closeout end section with a cheeky air reverse. Pretty cool experience.
  20. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2015
    Seal is good. New Jersey seal very friendly.

    I never saw one until 2005.

    Ever since, I've seen them every year multiple, multiple times.

    They are just like puppies. Water puppies. Though you can't use peanut butter with them.