Shark Encounters

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

  1. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Was at the beach on Sunday, chilling with my wife under the umbrella, and we spotted a big shadow cruising along the shoreline. I grabbed my mask, and ran down the beach for a bit, and swam out ahead of it's path to try to watch it swim by without spooking it.

    It was a beautiful, very thick eagle ray, and after it glided past me, I looked it in the eye and it accelerated with three rapid wing beats, and it flew out of the water. I may have spooked it, or just made the ray want to show off. Who knows? Another one swam by a moment later.
     
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  2. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Dude you guys get some cool shit down there, sounds fun.
     
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  3. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
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  4. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    After seeing that...and changing my shorts...I might need some meds.
     
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  5. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
  6. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
  7. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    We had two sittings over the holiday - one at the same beach I surf and another south of it in Scituate. Supposed to be a 18-20’ white. Don’t know if it was tagged or not and one was confirmed because of the state police choppers doing the dragonfly over the water for an hour, but the other one is only LE word of mouth so I have my questions. BUT, we have had several 15+foot sharks crushing around here the last year or two - can’t figure it out since all the seals are down south on Cape Cod by the thousands. I swear sometimes I get that feeling in my head and gut like an elevator dropping quick, when I see shadows under me but mostly I don’t thinknabout it. Imagine how all of the crew here who surf in truly hairy locales feel. If they can rip in shark infested waters, I can suck it up on my cheesy New England break I guess lol
     
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  8. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    I thought the punchline was gonna be, "it's always more fun when you show them the tip, first".
     
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  9. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
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  10. Notaseal

    Notaseal Member

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    Apr 18, 2015
    Thought that Nurse Sharks only Breastfeed.
     
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  11. CuckNorris

    CuckNorris Well-Known Member

    93
    Jul 7, 2018
    Looks like she had been smoking some Asian weed. She looks so happy and cant hear the cries of horror of what's happening behind her. RIP BARRY
     
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  12. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    "Asian weed" lol
     
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  13. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
  14. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Big sharkie balls!! I’m afraid I’m gonna piss off the 18’er running around here and she’s gonna chase my ass up onto the sand line that lol
     
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  15. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    524
    Apr 23, 2012
    Those hammerheads are persistent as hell.
     
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  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Some nice paddle strikes!
     
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  17. Notaseal

    Notaseal Member

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    Apr 18, 2015
    Shark swimming around, looking at fish, saying hello to fisherman and then bam gets hit with a paddle. That's what made the shark so angry.
     
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  18. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I saw a shark come at him and he defended himself. Did I miss him provoke the shark?
     
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