Skip to comments.Great white shark spotted among Calif. surfers
Posted on 09/04/2011 6:02:47 PM PDT by george76
Two miles of beach in San Diego were open Friday despite a series of recent shark sightings. One shark was caught in a photo Wednesday.
Its tail fin can clearly be seen in the photo...Experts identified it as a 10- to 12-foot great white.
There have been three confirmed shark sightings along that coastline in a week.
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Were going to need a bigger board.
Encinitas - he’s got a long way to swim to get to Santa Cruz.
it’s pretty clear from the photo that he’s hanging fin
Shhh - this is an evil Republican trick to reduce the “hey dude” surfer liberal vote.....these are the same sharks who that idiot congressman said still swim the slave trade routes looking for bodies thrown overboard no doubt.
Watch. Some imbecile will tie this to global warming, er, climate change.
LOL. Good one.
and if that surfer knew they would jump the shark.
They are way ahead of you. Three articles listed here already:
hmmm, yesterday I was on a paddleboard at the entrance of the Santa Cruz harbor watching some larger waves roll in right at high tide. All of a sudden a couple of big striper jumped out of the water next to me going someplace in a hurry; I was sitting and reached up to grab and slapped one as it went by, it was that close. It occurred to me it was probably trying to get away from something bigger...I got a move on and stood up to ride the swell coming in.
...and then out of the corner of my eye saw a large shape in the water splash up at the surface a few feet away...a big sea lion. Guess that’s what the striper were evading. I sure thought it was going to be a shark story. At that moment tho...my 12’ SUP didn’t seem quite big enough.
They need one of these!
Great whites haul ass for deep water when this happens!
it’s the democrat california patio lizards that are dangerous.
I think it’s another attempt by Darryl Hannah to get noticed.
Whoa, the surfers don’t just have the munchies they are the munchies....very Zen.
The Great White shark dislikes liberal meat. Unfortunately that was all that was available in California.
Anyway, they dropped us off the back of a fast boat in full flight gear and a parachute harness. We'd free ourselves from the harness, inflate the preserver etc.
Each of us was given a piece of Wrigleys Chewing Gum. It was the US Navy's official shark repellent. Our instructions were to remain perfectly still, and chew the hell out of that gum to relieve stress.
I had a whole bunch of stress. There were sharks EVERYWHERE. Not 3 minutes went buy that I didn't see at least one. I also saw a couple of big one's like the one in this picture.
A couple of weeks later I found myself at the San Diego aquarium. They had a stuffed Great White on display that had been caught right off the coast...snagged in a fishing net.
28ft long. 3,800 pounds. The liver weighed 850lbs.
I haven't set foot in salt water since. Never will again.
FAR, FAR more traumatic than the Water Board.
Didn't give us any gum - just said "jump!" and wait for the helo. Never saw a shark (October).
SERE/DWEST was a great time... waterboarded twice.
Don’t P in the water...sharks zero in on it.
Show me the way to go home;
I’m tired and I wanna go to bed.
I had another drink about an hour ago,
and it went right to my head.
Wherever I may roam,
o’er land, or sea, or foam,
You can always hear me singin’ this song:
Show me the way to go home.
Now Great Whites are sighted along the coast.
The Rats in Sacramento are a bunch of idiots, what did they think would happen?
I don’t know. That photo seems faked. Why would a shark be swimming in a breaking wave? What about that guy just standing there? It would appear that he’s only a few feet from the head and might notice something, maybe?
The tail fin looks a bit to thin to be a Great White.
I doubt it is altered.
Lotsa shark food including migrating whales, porpoises, seals, various fish, surfers and swimmers, etc.
Ah ... er ... um ... real surfers come in ALL political stripes. Especially the older ones (the guys who are still surfing in their 40s, 50s, and 60s). Just FYI!
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