sharks in monmouth county

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Toasted94, May 10, 2011.

  1. Toasted94

    Toasted94 Active Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Has anyone else been hearing about sharks sightings? My friend was fishing yesterday and he claims he saw great white that was about 15 feet. Then today my other friend was checking the waves and he saw a couple of fins gliding the top of the water. Anyone else spot or hear about any sharks?
  2. henryk

    henryk Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2010

  3. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Yeah, there are sharks all over, you better head to a different beach!
  4. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    saw dolphins today, & ospreys, but no sharks.
  5. dudeman

    dudeman Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    thats nonsense, there are no sharks
  6. captblueshorts

    captblueshorts Active Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    of coarse there are sharks in the ocean...they live in the ocean just like we live on land. dont worry about them.
  7. 34thStreetSurfing

    34thStreetSurfing Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2009
  8. Kenny Powers

    Kenny Powers Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2010
    I'm willing to bet you've been within 10 ft of a shark at least one time out on the water.
  9. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    when you enter the ocean, you enter the food chain....
  10. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    i accept your bet
  11. cresto4

    cresto4 Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
  12. Fish Face

    Fish Face Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    yea dont surf moco too many sharks
  13. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    If you've never seen a shark while surfing you're not looking.
  14. LOSTsoul

    LOSTsoul Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    They especially tend to come close to the shore when the winds are calm or off shore. Those conditions are most conducive to their eating/fishing habits. Also large surf stirs up the bottom and brings other predators to the surf area...which are then eaten/hunted by the sharks.
  15. whosthat

    whosthat Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    If you see surfcasters catching rays/skates, then the odds are a little better that sharks are close.
  16. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Lost, so you are saying sharks like offshore winds, too?
  17. Epic

    Epic Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    I seen a horseshoe crab yesterday and near crapped me pants!!
  18. darippah

    darippah Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2008
    Sharks in the ocean? seriously? how'd they get there?
  19. SouthJerseyShred

    SouthJerseyShred Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Haha. I once had a dream right after that damn sting ray to our beloved steve irwin that I was surfing perfect 8foot barrels. So on my last wave I pulled in super deep and the foam ball clipped me and I got pitched and slammed to the bottom. When I hit the bottom a huge mutated horseshoe crab impaled me with his spike right through the chest haha. I've never looked at one them same since
  20. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    20 years ago Seals in these waters were utterly unheard of, now there are hundreds of them. I see them all winter long nowadays..on the beach, in the water, in the many in fact that taking people on boats to watch them is a viable tourist business (see article)

    so, by way of logic, if Seals are here, why would there NOT be large sharks also here, to take advantage of that food source, as well as attack surfers as they have been known to do?