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Shark Jumps Over Surfer
Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 25, 2011 | Akili C. Ramsess

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: shark; surfer
Fonzie, is that you?
1 posted on 09/20/2011 3:01:44 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Right Wing Assault; surfer

Surfer man,

Yuo sure get around......

LOL

How was the hot sauce?


2 posted on 09/20/2011 3:04:49 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I’ll bet Sponge Bob Square Pants had “Happy Days” on TV recently.


3 posted on 09/20/2011 3:05:04 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Right Wing Assault

Gnarly, dude.


4 posted on 09/20/2011 3:08:04 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Shark jumps the surfer

Surfers are friends, not food..repeat

(Mmmm, I remember Bob. He tasted like peanuts)


5 posted on 09/20/2011 3:08:36 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Right Wing Assault

A new take on the term - jumped the shark


6 posted on 09/20/2011 3:11:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

The shark will now suffer a sharp decline in popularity, produce some bad spin-offs, be cancelled, and drift into popular folklore.


7 posted on 09/20/2011 3:16:33 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Right Wing Assault

"Do I really need to say it?"

8 posted on 09/20/2011 3:17:42 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: driftdiver

Jumped BY a shark.


9 posted on 09/20/2011 3:19:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Right Wing Assault

New Smyrna Beach is the shark attack capital of the world, according to a database called the International Shark Attack File. http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2008-04-18-shark-beaches-forbes_N.htm


10 posted on 09/20/2011 3:22:16 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: SpaceBar
The shark will now suffer a sharp decline in popularity, produce some bad spin-offs, be cancelled, and drift into popular folklore.
I know that the show went downhill after that but amazingly it stayed on the air for 7 more years, as opposed to 5 years before Fonzi made his shark-jump.
11 posted on 09/20/2011 3:56:54 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: fullchroma

My husband and I go to NSB at least 2 times a month to surf ski and Kayak. This really does happen often. Well, not jumping up like that, but swimming along with you as you surf or kayak out there. It is a little creepy, but we are in there world and should respect it. I also see porpoise and manatee, and they do like to play with you. It is beautiful! Gives prespective in life.


12 posted on 09/20/2011 4:02:00 AM PDT by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: Right Wing Assault

bet his mother said: “now junior! how many times do I have to tell you - don’t play with your food!”


13 posted on 09/20/2011 4:03:50 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Yossarian

LOL! Nice...


14 posted on 09/20/2011 4:06:49 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: fullchroma
The International Shark Attack File is a compilation of all known shark attacks that is administered by the the American Elasmobranch Society and the Florida Museum of Natural History. The American Elasmobranch Society is a professional organization comprised of international workers studying sharks, skates and rays. More than 5,000 individual investigations are currently housed in the File, covering the period from mid-1500's to present. Many of the data in the File originate from the voluntary submissions of numerous cooperating scientists who serve worldwide as regional observers. Regional observers forward investigations of attacks in their areas for integration into the File. Data submitted to the File is screened, coded and computerized. Hard copy documentation, including original notes, press clippings, photographs, audio/video tapes, and medical/autopsy reports, is permanently archived. The File is utilized by biological researchers and research physicians; access to the data is granted only after careful screening on a case-by-case basis. Direct access by the press and general public is strictly forbidden since much sensitive information is considered privileged. Requests for summary information and non-privileged data are made to the File's director.

ATTENTION: Please note that due to an overwhelming influx of e-mails, letters, and phone calls, Mr. Burgess is at present unable to respond to such communications in a timely manner. Please understand that every effort to reply to these messages will be made, but that such a reply may be delayed. We greatly appreciate your interest in the International Shark Attack File and we thank you for your patience.

The International Shark Attack File

Why don't they just PUBLISH the summary information?

15 posted on 09/20/2011 4:07:13 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

This is how badly Obozo has screwed up things...


16 posted on 09/20/2011 4:17:15 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Next time you go to the beach, take your binoculars and watch the waves crest. All sorts of large creatures feeding in those waves.


17 posted on 09/20/2011 4:21:12 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Bump


18 posted on 09/20/2011 4:21:34 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Right Wing Assault

A shark named Fonzie.


19 posted on 09/20/2011 4:23:06 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Right Wing Assault

20 posted on 09/20/2011 4:48:35 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Right Wing Assault; fullchroma; marygam; samtheman
This is just a few minutes away from where I live. Back in the 70s & early 80s the Halifax Sport Fishing Club used to have a Tarpon and Spinner Shark Tournament in September. My wife and I always entered and caught quite a few of these. Landing them is another story. They are great gamefish. After you hook them they make several 8 to 12 foot leaps out of the water spinning wildly, trying to wrap line around their bodies. They're fairly good tasting as well.

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.

21 posted on 09/20/2011 4:55:14 AM PDT by Jed Eckert
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To: Right Wing Assault

The comments under the article raise a good point. This really is a video of a surfer narrowly escaping a shark attack.


22 posted on 09/20/2011 5:03:07 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Jed Eckert
Definitely not one of the "maneaters".

They don't concern me as much as the "mantasters"......

23 posted on 09/20/2011 5:12:23 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: Right Wing Assault

In America you jump the shark.
In Soviet Russia shark jumps you!!!


24 posted on 09/20/2011 5:14:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
This really is a video of a surfer narrowly escaping a shark attack.

After watching it more closely, you're right....

25 posted on 09/20/2011 5:17:48 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: Hot Tabasco
They don't concern me as much as the "mantasters"......

I hear ya. Spinners have taken nips at swimmers, always in murky waters. Bite not usually life threatening but scary anyway. I have jaws from both Bull Sharks and Spinners. Bull Shark teeth are very similar in shape to Great White. If the Bull takes a 'taste' somebody is going to lose a fair amount of flesh.
26 posted on 09/20/2011 5:45:08 AM PDT by Jed Eckert
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To: Jed Eckert
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.

27 posted on 09/20/2011 6:46:29 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

28 posted on 09/20/2011 6:56:47 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Right Wing Assault

If the shark jumps you, does that restore previously-lost excellence?


29 posted on 09/20/2011 8:14:14 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Are you better off now than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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BMFL


30 posted on 09/20/2011 8:38:28 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Jed Eckert; marygam; samtheman
A favorite uncle lives in NSB and I've been visiting there since I was a wee one many years ago. Got my first real kiss on that beach!

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...

31 posted on 09/20/2011 9:48:30 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: fullchroma
simple bumps or nibbles
Oh, well... as long as it's only a nibble...

:)

32 posted on 09/20/2011 9:52:55 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: samtheman
Actually the probability of getting attacked by a shark are very, very slim. Me and my family are perfect examples. For over a decade my wife and I made our living in, on and under the coastal waters here in Florida. So did a good number of our friends and their families. My four kids grew up surfing and fishing these very waters. None of us has ever been bitten by a shark despite being in very close proximity countless times.

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.

33 posted on 09/20/2011 11:34:41 AM PDT by Jed Eckert
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To: fullchroma
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.

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. :(

34 posted on 09/20/2011 11:48:00 AM PDT by Jed Eckert
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To: Jed Eckert
Actually the probability of getting attacked by a shark are very, very slim. Me and my family are perfect examples.

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.

35 posted on 09/20/2011 1:20:15 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: Beelzebubba
If the shark jumps you, does that restore previously-lost excellence?

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!

36 posted on 09/20/2011 1:58:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
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.......

That may be true..........for now.

Lake Michigan Shark Attack?

Freshwater Bull Sharks

Lake Nicaragua Bull Sharks

And then there's this: Champ the Lake Champlain Monster

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... :)

37 posted on 09/20/2011 2:14:58 PM PDT by Jed Eckert
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To: roaddog727

LOL...

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!


38 posted on 09/20/2011 6:07:09 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Jed Eckert
I do a lot of surf fishing right where this video was shot. Usually, during the day, I catch Pompano - great fighters that usually feel like about five times more fish than they actually are. But I've also spent more than a few nights at high tide standing on the concrete of the Crawford Ave. beach access ramp (maybe a mile south of Ponce Inlet?) casting out there just to see what I could catch... A lot of ocean catfish and the occasional shark. The manager of the condos there keeps his freezer full of shark steaks and never has to walk more than 50 feet or so to get to the water to catch 'em.

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.

39 posted on 09/20/2011 7:47:24 PM PDT by Raven6
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To: surfer

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.

GET SOME!


40 posted on 09/21/2011 3:27:28 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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