Shark Encounters

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by notaseal, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    So I'm surfing the the 4th of July this year. Beach is packed. Lineup is getting crowded.

    I catch a wave into the shallows and a dude who looks like this is his first exposure to the sun in a while, surfboard under arm, says to me as he's getting into the water, "hey man, have you ever seen any sharks out here?".

    I tell him, "not yet today".

    Surprisingly he still paddled out haha.
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  2. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    There was an annual shark fishing tournament out of Mass. that was canceled due to pressure from Hollywood, there was/is some shark documentary being made and the tournament was going to be focused on as a point being made on the cruelty to sharks. I think Eli Roth and Leonardo DeCaprio were involved.
    In other shark news, Poopies, the newest member of jackass got bit by a shark doing a jackass/ discovery channel shark week episode. Doesn't sound bad but I saw an interview with Tony Hawk and it was bad, easily almost lost his hand.
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  3. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    We used to scare away the newbies or there was a slick non surfer guy obviously from Miami, planning to swim (the swimmers can be a pain ) . We would casually mention the sharks, and which friends got nipped.

    It kept the number of surfers down in the ocean, as they usually got out an left if they even got in.

    But, this past year, my crew said our home break has become overrunned by tons of aggressive surfers from Miami. Such a shame…
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