something big hit me under water

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by SI_Admin, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. SI_Admin

    SI_Admin Guest

    So, yesterday, sitting on my long board, something fairly large came up and brushed against my leg. I was at North Side, Indian River Inlet. My guess is that it was a ray, because I"ve seen them out there this summer and it felt like it could have been a ray. The water was merky yesterday, so I didn't see anything. Kind of freaky...

    Anyone else get bumped by some marine life?
  2. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    (gonna need a bigger board?)

  3. Z

    Z Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2012
    How 'bout it!!
  4. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    Dolphin brushed my leg once. Of course my first thought wasnt dolphin...
  5. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    back when I lived on the gulf, I surfed in a school of rays. They were simultaneously jumping out of the of the coolest things I've ever seen.

    Then I moved to folly beach, SC...some little perch-type fish swam up into my underwear and got stuck. Took forever to get the fish untangled. A big hammerhead swam right under my board on a super muddy day...didn't touch me.

    Out here on the west coast, sometimes baby seals will play with your leash...super cute, but a little scary because you're always thinking they might nip you in the leg.
  6. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    had a view of a school of stripers twice as i surfed over them, looked cool. not quite as exhilarating as your experience though, thankfully.
  7. windswellsucks

    windswellsucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    same exact thing happened to me on weds morning. i was surfing alone, in murky water and felt something oddly big brush me. I told myself it was a ray or a big jelly
  8. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    A tarpon blasted my board while I was laying on it with my legs up since I was in the middle of a school of mullet, and as the school was passing by, WHAM!, I got sent six inches in the air above my board then landed back down on the deck and almost $%#^ my shorts. After laying there prone for a minute, the school passed, and I caught one to the beach and left. I think it was a big tarpon because I saw a few earlier, and saw no dorsal fins while the school of bait passed by, but you never know.
  9. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Do mermaids count?
  10. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    I was surfing N end of VB and drifted into Ft Story. The water has really weird vibe but the waves were great. It was dusk ish and I was "one more wave"ing when something hit the bottom of the board hard enough to lift the nose a little. I was ashore before the nose dropped.
  11. RedStripe75

    RedStripe75 Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2008
    Something bit my foot at Assateague National; it was large enough to get most of my foot in its mouth, but didn't have any teeth or hurt or anything. I kicked something big with my shin on the inside later on that day, too.
  12. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Something with a hard, bony head bumped into my leg once while I was out sitting on my board. I have no idea what it was, and I really don't think I want to know.
  13. RIsurfer

    RIsurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Oh, that was probly my sh!t from yesterday. I dropped it right off the jetty.
  14. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    How about this

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    Sep 17, 2013
    thats awesome
  16. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Those mullets will jump right up on the board with ya.
  17. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    I was surfing in la jolla during hurricane Marie. Something latched on to my leash. I thought it was kelp so i give it a little tug. I got a tug back then pulled back a few feet.

    Unstrapped my leash and paddle in with the quickness!
  18. Agabinet

    Agabinet Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Big Honkin' ray steamed right past me on the inside at Guiones in CR. Twin fin, like a fifties caddy.
  19. SI_Admin

    SI_Admin Guest

    I actually have had this happen to me when I was surfing Sebastian Inlet. So many bait fish there. They were jumping out of the barrel onto my board. Crazy, but less freaky then something huge brushing against your leg.
  20. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    Yeah but you know what is right behind that bait don't you? A tarpon or bullshark usually.