Skip to comments.Shark Jumps Over Surfer
Posted on 09/20/2011 3:01:39 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
Orlando Sentinel photographer Jacob Langston was out in the waters of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, making a video of a surfer when another surfer exclaimed, "Dude! Did you see that?!"
Carefully watch the back area in between the two surfers, and you will see the shark jumping over a surfer.
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Not particularly dangereous to swimmers unless the water is very murky. Definitely not one of the "maneaters". The ones that concern me are the Bull Sharks, Tigers and Hammerheads. They're fairly common in that area. There's an area between the Bell Bouy and the beach that local surfers used to call Shark Shallows. If you saw what have I seen in those waters over the years you'd probably never set foot in that water.
The comments under the article raise a good point. This really is a video of a surfer narrowly escaping a shark attack.
They don't concern me as much as the "mantasters"......
In America you jump the shark.
In Soviet Russia shark jumps you!!!
After watching it more closely, you're right....
If you saw what have I seen in those waters over the years you'd probably never set foot in that water.I find this subject very disturbing. My 2-year-old loves to play in the waves on our NJ beaches and I wonder if it's bad that he's developing a life-long love for shark-infested recreation.
I know. I'm just being paranoid.
I know, there are many more realistic dangers in life, even in the ocean.
But I can't help shuddering at the thought of this.
If the shark jumps you, does that restore previously-lost excellence?
My uncle has told me that the impressive distinction of Shark Attack Capital was earned because it has the highest number of shark encounters and that most of them are simple bumps or nibbles. Rarely deadly, bloody or very injurious.
I've never been bumped or nibbled by a shark there although I remember a little bumping and nibbling with that first kiss...
simple bumps or nibblesOh, well... as long as it's only a nibble...
However, we have all been bitten and stung by various crabs, catfish, jellyfish, stingrays and even a torpedo (electric) ray. Meanwhile, in that time one of our friends was killed by lightning after his boat engine broke down , just yards from the boat dock. In a separate incident I was knocked flat on my rear by a lightning bolt that struck a few yards away from me at the dock.
Nothing wrong with being cautious, just stay out of the water if it's very murky and you see lots of bait fish activity. And especially watch those damn thunderstorms.
Your uncle is absolutely right. I seem to recall only one incident where a tourist was bitten in Daytona and ended up losing a leg. I honestly don't recall any fatalities off the top of my head. In fact I would wager we've had more fatalities in Volusia from gators. Just can't win: go to the beach and the sharks might get you. Go to the springs and the gators might get you. :(
FWIW, there's never been a recorded incident of a shark attack, bump, or nibble or crab pinch or jellyfish or anemone sting in the great lakes.......A couple of summers when I was a little kid I did come down with swimmers itch tho.
Now THAT is a good question. It seems like there should be a method of reversal or redemption and I think you've found it!
That may be true..........for now.
And then there's this: Champ the Lake Champlain Monster
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... :)
Haven’t cracked the seal yet...however I have plans for it this weekend...I am going to use it as a wet additive (sparingly) to my best BBQ dry rub and I will give it a whirl on ribs smoked to perfection :)
I like smoked BBQ to have a nice after burn...I am quite excited to try it.
Thanks for that and what a great time we had, shoulder was a tiny bit sore on Monday but it reminded me of having a moment to re-live some history!!!
Can’t wait until next month!
I've seen these Spinners... I've also sat on the balcony with binoculars and watched the surfers paddle past bigger sharks much longer than their surfboard. I won't go wading out in the water unless it's nice and clear... And only then maybe up to my waste at the deepest (besides, it's too hard to manage the bait box and my fishing rig if I go deeper than that.) I've seen what is out there, and have seen some pretty good sized dorsal fins in the murky water. Uh-Uh... Not me.
Yes, I had a great time too.
Caution: wear rubber gloves when your putting the dry rub on the ribs - the haot sauce will wreck your day if you rub your eye (or other sensitive parts) afterwards. LOL
I’m also looking forward to next month’s outing.