something big hit me under water

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


    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    About three weeks ago I was surfing at CB and a bunch of finger mullet were jumping, then they turned into a fish oil slick as a school of blues started chewing them up. I could hear those little bastages chomping. Paddled away and counted my fingers and toes and continued to surf.
  2. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Couple of times a shark, small ones, bumped my leg when I was walking board out.

    Once something bit through my neoprene on my knee, left a hole in the suit and left just a mark on the skin, walking board out again.

    Another time, again, walking out the board in shallow water something put it's mouth around my foot, I could feel the teeth but it didn't bite in as I shook the foot frantically.

    I heard there's a restaurant in New Smyrna that gives you a free lunch if you're bitten by a shark.

  3. SI_Admin

    SI_Admin Guest

    Oh, I know... But, the waves were pumping that day!
    I've never seen as much marine life anywhere as I had when I was living in Central Florida.
  4. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Don't rule out a manatee. I've seen them in the lineup this time of year.
  5. goosemagoo

    goosemagoo Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2011
    You might want to start paddling as soon as your fins clear the sand/coquina. Sounds like the fishes have a thing for you. :)
  6. BassMon

    BassMon Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2013
    I got a strange one. Happened earlier this summer. Was out one day on my LB. Chest/head high, dark skies, on and off down pours. I paddled for a wave, then backed off it for whatever reason. So I go to paddle back into a better position. As I'm sitting back on the tail and whipping the board back towards the line up I kick something big. Felt like a human. Like I kicked some one with a buzzed haircut in the head. Immediately after the kick something bumped the bottom of my board with a decent amount of force then a quick splash behind me then nothing. Didn't see anything.

    The really strange thing is a few days later I'm talking to one of the guys in the parking lot before a session and I tell him this story. Turns out he had something big bump him with allot of force in the same spot I was on the day after I had my bump. He bodyboards, so he tells me whatever it was hit him right across the front of both his thighs. Don't remember if he said it left a bruise or if he said he was surprised it didn't bruise. Point is it was more then just a gentle bump. Spooky stuff
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014
  7. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Whoa bassmon, that would freak me out a little. Did you lie down and keep your hands and feet on your long board after that?
  8. BassMon

    BassMon Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2013
    Yeah Ofcourse....for like 10 minutes haha. It's funny how when the waves are fun and something strange happens, how quickly you get over it.
  9. MDSurfer

    MDSurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    Lest any of us forget, things that go bump under the water live there full time and pretty much do what they want whenever they want. We are the invasive species.
  10. wave1rider65

    wave1rider65 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2009
    About 3 years ago just paddling out I saw a six footer cruising the base of a wave. Surfed about 20 mins. and it was hot out so I rolled off into the water to cool off. Hadn't been in the water 2 mins. when I dunked under and something rammed my arm with great force. I shot up out of the water onto my board and hit the beach. Never saw what hit me but my arm was black and blue from the middle of my bicep to my wrist.
  11. Ripcurrent

    Ripcurrent Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    I stayed on my board the whole 8 hour day becuase of this post
  12. Ghost of SJB

    Ghost of SJB Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2014
    One time in NORTH CAROLINA...........I GOT OFF WORK

    at 7:30 am.

    I went for a surf in Ocean Sands - Section H I J, by my domicile.

    It was two foot offshore BS.

    Then it became two foot onshore BS ten minutes after I hit the water.

    I was high on weed.

    I got off my board and was just floating in a diagonal position in the chest deep water, as the waves bored me and I was high on weed..

    BOOM !!! Something with some girth hit me and lifted me up.

    Then nothing.

    I thought I was hit..

    THE ADRENALINE SHOOTING THROUGH MY BODY WAS AMAZING. I wish I could bottle that sh!t.....

    I paddled the 15 yards to shore like mad man.........

    Didn't see a nothing.........

    I checked and I was not bit.

    I went home and I know why.....

    Because I was high...because I was high..........
  13. surferzach

    surferzach Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Learned to surf on the Gulf, had the Ray thing happen and it was scary as hell the first time...the school of them stuck their fins up and rode the wave I was paddling for. Surfed Ponce Inlet a few times and always saw little sharks. Worst ever was just north of Bodega Bay, CA...6ft and a little choppy...nobody was out...took a while to paddle to the outside and as soon as I sat on my board I was hit by something REALLY BIG right behind my right leg and almost fell off my board. I was practically Jesus walking on water to get the hell out! I sat on shore an contemplated my life for a bit. Didn't surf anymore that day, took about a week for me to get back in the water.
  14. Ghost of SJB

    Ghost of SJB Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2014
    Jesus is everyone on here named, "Zach?"

    Anyways, I commend you for paddling out alone near Bodega Bay. There's sharks there. White ones.

    Hey, sharks are interesting aren't they?

    It's the only place where white guys are feared.

    I mean humans are all scared of blacks and Puerto Ricans. No one is afeared of white guys....

    But in the ocean it's the white guys who are feared and respected.

    Yeah, never heard of the Great Black Shark, right?

    Or The Great Puerto Rican Shark.......

  15. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    so believable. one time a fish hit my rear end so hard it knocked me off my board. nothing left
    to tell except an 8" x 8" slime patch on my butt. nothing happened to other guys in line-up and
    i know i looked bad screaming/getting knocked off my board when everybody else un affected.
  16. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    i had a run in with the great Puerto rican last week,jepe filepe,big guy razor sharp teeth.he was about to attack me so I threw some buglars and a 6pack of corona out past the lineup and he left me alone.
  17. MHS222

    MHS222 Active Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    I had a Great Brazilian shark bump me hard once from below. I got a good look at him as he was coming back around to have a go at me. I didn't stand a chance but he stopped to pre-claim his attack which gave me enough time to paddle in.
  18. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Bro you wear superman underoos below your baggies? That's a bit excessive and lacking in freedom for your neuticles.
  19. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Bro that's crazy the shark went after buddy's nuts. Or if it was a dolphin it's prehensile ***** could've reached out and grabbed his. Would that count as crossing swords?
  20. live4truth

    live4truth Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Seem like you got a bit of time on your hands still sobering up or something as your double and triple posting in these threads is as bad as sjb. Never had a close encounter or just looking to up the post count?