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Sodar
04-25-2008, 02:58 PM
A swimmer this morning was attacked by a Great White and died on the beach!

Check out the story: http://surfermag.com/features/onlineexclusives/great-white-shark-attack-solana-beach-4-25-08/

454Prostar190
04-25-2008, 03:26 PM
Sorry to hear:(! That's a brutal way to go! Out of nowhere!

east tx skier
04-25-2008, 03:34 PM
Awful. Just emailed my buddy who is a regular in La Jolla.

flipper
04-25-2008, 04:14 PM
Crazy, I feel for the family, and the friends that had to see it happen.

Maristar210
04-25-2008, 05:01 PM
Tastes like chicken

I know, I know....

trickskier
04-25-2008, 05:02 PM
Unbelievable............Extremely sad.

atlfootr
04-25-2008, 06:24 PM
What trix said ... unreal :(
Continue on and begin w/ the Reader Comments

duckguy
04-25-2008, 06:43 PM
Darwin at work

Lennyp04
04-25-2008, 06:47 PM
Sorry to hear. Could you imagine being in the water when the helicopters are going by over head screaming that stuff?

Chas
04-25-2008, 07:55 PM
I was bitten by a shark while diving once. I knelt on it - it was a nurse shark or sand shark - at least six feet lone but with a small mouth. It just grabbed my hand to let me know who was in charge around there...

Only when we got back on the boat did I realize it had cut the back of my hand in close to a dozen places. Very clean cuts, very little blood, and my glove was still usable, though it leaked like something out of a cartoon when I filled it with water and held it up.

Doc was very concerned about infection, but I never had any trouble with it. In fact I did a second dive later that day.

Now my diving buddies all claim to feel safe when diving with me - they seem to think that statistically speaking I could never be 'attacked' by a shark a second time. I tell them I'm the one who did the attacking, but either way I feel plenty glad it wasn't worse than it was.

shepherd
04-25-2008, 09:02 PM
Put this in the category of "freak accident." Shark attacks happen, but statistically speaking, with all the people in the ocean on any given day...

coz
04-25-2008, 10:09 PM
Here's what went up after the attack http://forum.surfermag.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1357589&an=0&page=0&gonew=1#UNREAD

tex
04-25-2008, 10:36 PM
A swimmer this morning was attacked by a Great White and died on the beach!

Check out the story: http://surfermag.com/features/onlineexclusives/great-white-shark-attack-solana-beach-4-25-08/
Sodar-Solana Beach?

coz
05-02-2008, 11:49 AM
Another one yesterday a little further south from the first one http://www.surfline.com/surfnews/article_bamp.cfm?id=15109 :mad:

Here's one from NorCal where the shark got the board only, lucky for her http://www.surfline.com/surfnews/article_bamp.cfm?id=11376

wakeX2wake
05-02-2008, 12:06 PM
man those are scary stories... and terrible ways to go... that's why i don't do the ocean too often... as soon as you get in you're at the bottom of the food chain... not a whole lot better in fresh water but there aren't sharks in north alabama... rumors or gators but never seen one

Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-02-2008, 12:39 PM
I tell ya, ya'll are gonna think I'm crazy, but a shark attack my not be the worst way to go. for several reasons:

#1. if you live, you have the ultimate trump card. anytime anyone wants to tell you what to do, ask them who was attacked by the shark....and then they will shut up and leave you alone. use it. use it on your spouse, on your boss, on your friends. hey dont tell me what to do, I was attacked by a shark.

#2. If you live, you will have great stories to tell your grand kids and bore the hell out of people when your in the nursing home. Can you hear the nurses at the home......"Oh great, he is telling the shark attack story again.....hey lets order some pizza"

#3. If you die, what a noble way to go. you didnt rot in some hospital and die a miserable, lenghty painful death. ALot of shark attack victims dont even feel pain because the attack is so rapid and violent. they dont have time to even asses what is happening. and you can also accomplish 2 great things by dying like this. first is, you can screw over one of those no good sheeny funeral homes by not having to over pay for disposal of your body. Funeral homes are a total ripoff and scam. anyway you can screw them over is a good thing. so thats one less 5K funeral for them to profit $4500 on. second is, you have fullfilled your role in nature. you became part of the food chain. you were eaten by a shark and allowed it to keep on living. just like all the cows and pigs you ate during your life. hey, we are just living beings, no better than any other. you played a very honorable part in completeling the cycle of life. very comendable.

#4 when people talk of you at the pub, you will stand out. you wont be like all 400,000 poeople that died of cancer that year, or 200,000 that died of heart disease, or the large numbers of others that die of regular every day diseases. you got killed and eaten by a shark. you will go down in folklore forever. how many times have you heard great folklore stories about a guy that died of a heart attack? or a stroke? or cancer? I mean everyone wants to die in the best way possible. why do cancer patients fight so hard to beat cancer? so they can die of something ELSE!!!!

Shark attacks rule. period. Sharks are the perfect hunter. they do nothing but hunt and eat. so if you have been killed by one, you have been killed by the best. not by some useless drunk driver, or some gang member, or some terrorist, or whatever. Sharks are the worlds most perfect animal. it should be an honor to be attacked by one.

coz
05-02-2008, 12:44 PM
man those are scary stories... and terrible ways to go... that's why i don't do the ocean too often... as soon as you get in you're at the bottom of the food chain... not a whole lot better in fresh water but there aren't sharks in north alabama... rumors or gators but never seen one

You need not be afraid to go into the ocean :rolleyes: just remember breakfast is before 6:30 am and don't be in the water at dinner time :( (feeding time for any fish) most attacks are early am or evening. I've always had a fobia about going in the water before 6:30 am :confused: 7's ok :)

wakeX2wake
05-02-2008, 01:01 PM
i don't mind the ocean really... i'm not a huge fan of salt water however... i'm just not going to get out past where i feel comfortable about my chances of survivability... i more or less just sit on the beach and consum large quantities of beer and get burned to a crisp at the beach

mrprostar
05-02-2008, 01:06 PM
Thanks for putting it all into perspective for us UMP.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-02-2008, 01:22 PM
Thanks for putting it all into perspective for us UMP.
as my good friend Lake Pirate says, "I do what I can to help out"

Sodar
05-02-2008, 01:25 PM
I have seen ALOT of sharks in the Channel between LA and Catalina. Fact of the matter is, it is a RARE occurance of attacks. There is no reason to not go in the water for fear of an attack.

With that said, there have been times when we have stopped mid-channel for a little "swim break" and the thought has occured... something about the vastness of the ocean and 2,000+ feet of water depth that makes you realize ANYTHING can happen!

Best story EVER was one summer when I was helping my friend train for the ski race between Long Beach and Catalina (Catalina Ski Race). He had made it over to the island and we were going to switch skiers, so my other buddy could ski back. We circle around to get my buddy, he is getting his ski and gear off to get in the boat and we see a fin surface about 25 feet to the right of him. I have NEVER seen a guy swim the fast and get up and out of the water with all their gear on! We were all a little uneasy that day, so we decided to not ski home and stayed over at the island for a couple hours to eat lunch... sometimes the water just does not feel right!

ttu
05-02-2008, 01:30 PM
cam, are you sure he wasn't walking on the water!!!

that is what i was doing when i had a water moccasin coming towards me last summer:eek3:

coz
05-02-2008, 01:32 PM
sometimes the water just does not feel right!

I hear ya!!
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/shark-behind-divers.jpg
:D

wakeX2wake
05-02-2008, 01:38 PM
cam, are you sure he wasn't walking on the water!!!

that is what i was doing when i had a water moccasin coming towards me last summer:eek3:

i did the same thing!!! my friends pointed and i looked up and saw it about 10 yds away and i didn't even attempt to shuck the board they said i all but RODE the board into the swim platform... i DO NOT mess w/ snakes or ANY kind... about the time i was standing on the swim platform w/ my board on my buddy decided to crank the boat to come get me and ran over the rope... made for a quite useful day

Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-03-2008, 11:55 AM
I hear ya!!
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/shark-behind-divers.jpg
:D

thats gotta be a photochop job.

coz
05-06-2008, 09:15 AM
I knew there was a reason for this http://forum.surfermag.com/forum/showflat.php?Number=1362897 Now we have someone to blame :rolleyes: ourselves :confused:

atlfootr
05-06-2008, 09:33 AM
thats gotta be a photochop job.I don't know, why don't ya ask the peeps in the water :rolleyes:

coz
05-25-2008, 10:23 AM
Another death and attack :confused:

Shark bites US surfer off Mexico coast http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080524/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/mexico_shark_attack;_ylt=AvrHwNTcAO726gx0fNaSPsxvz wcF

coz
05-28-2008, 03:43 PM
Anyone planning a vacay down Mexico way? :rolleyes:

3 shark attacks have Mexico resort area in panic http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080528/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/mexico_shark_attacks;_ylt=AncFGRMhrWrtffuYUUqJ_Fus 0NUE