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atlfootr
10-23-2010, 11:56 PM
Blue wave turned red with blood after shark attack ..
http://www.reliablenews.com/e33756-blue-wave-turned-red-with-blood-after-shark-attack

H20BOY
10-24-2010, 12:46 AM
This is why I stick to the lake and stay out of the ocean.

sand2snow22
10-24-2010, 01:09 AM
Yeah, that sucks. Up here there are a lot of great white sightings near the mouths of rivers. Salmon run up rivers, sea lions and seals follow the salmon, surfers catch waves off of the jetties at the mouth, prime great white territory. September 27, 2010:

Surf conditions were good with a large swell, light winds, and good interval. Water temperature was much higher than normal, around 56 – 58 Fahrenheit. High tide was at 2:15 PM that day and the peak we were surfing was further out than normal due to the size of the swell. After surfing for about 45 minutes, and catching only two waves, the current pushed me towards the outside and wide of the peak that was breaking about 30 feet South of the jetty. I paddled hard to fight the current and regain position in the peak. During this effort I was struck from underneath by the unmistakable force of a shark, due to past experience being bumped by a Great White in September of 2006 at the same location. I knew right away from the hardness of the object that it was a shark. The shark was at full attack speed nailing the tail of my board ejecting me forward as the shark breached the surface of the water with most of its body. I got a pretty good look at the overall presence but it happened so fast I wasn’t able to pick out details. The shark turned on its side as it headed back down, thrashing its tail a couple times before disappearing somewhere underneath or behind me. Frantic, I pulled my board back toward me by the leash. I then began to paddle as fast as I could toward the jetty which seemed much closer than the beach. Luckily, during the encounter I had been pushed inside and toward the peak enough to grab the first wave in that came moments later. After regrouping on the beach, the other two surfers were able to fill in the blanks as to what really happened as both saw the entire incident take place. We came to the conclusion it was a Great White between 11 and 14 feet in length. I believe that it either miscalculated the attack or aborted at the last second clipping the tail of my board, striking the fins first which I think must have given it a bit of a shock and caused it to thrash about after the initial contact. My board sustained minimal damage considering, losing a fin and crushing a fin box and creasing the tail. No injuries occurred.”

coz
10-24-2010, 01:29 AM
Yeah, that sucks. Up here there are a lot of great white sightings near the mouths of rivers. Salmon run up rivers, sea lions and seals follow the salmon, surfers catch waves off of the jetties at the mouth, prime great white territory. September 27, 2010:

Surf conditions were good with a large swell, light winds, and good interval. Water temperature was much higher than normal, around 56 – 58 Fahrenheit. High tide was at 2:15 PM that day and the peak we were surfing was further out than normal due to the size of the swell. After surfing for about 45 minutes, and catching only two waves, the current pushed me towards the outside and wide of the peak that was breaking about 30 feet South of the jetty. I paddled hard to fight the current and regain position in the peak. During this effort I was struck from underneath by the unmistakable force of a shark, due to past experience being bumped by a Great White in September of 2006 at the same location. I knew right away from the hardness of the object that it was a shark. The shark was at full attack speed nailing the tail of my board ejecting me forward as the shark breached the surface of the water with most of its body. I got a pretty good look at the overall presence but it happened so fast I wasn’t able to pick out details. The shark turned on its side as it headed back down, thrashing its tail a couple times before disappearing somewhere underneath or behind me. Frantic, I pulled my board back toward me by the leash. I then began to paddle as fast as I could toward the jetty which seemed much closer than the beach. Luckily, during the encounter I had been pushed inside and toward the peak enough to grab the first wave in that came moments later. After regrouping on the beach, the other two surfers were able to fill in the blanks as to what really happened as both saw the entire incident take place. We came to the conclusion it was a Great White between 11 and 14 feet in length. I believe that it either miscalculated the attack or aborted at the last second clipping the tail of my board, striking the fins first which I think must have given it a bit of a shock and caused it to thrash about after the initial contact. My board sustained minimal damage considering, losing a fin and crushing a fin box and creasing the tail. No injuries occurred.”

That's an amazing story, glad you're here to tell it. I grew up surfing socal and never saw any whites in the water but I have ran across a couple blues in my day...scarry stuff either way.

sand2snow22
10-24-2010, 02:11 AM
That's an amazing story, glad you're here to tell it. I grew up surfing socal and never saw any whites in the water but I have ran across a couple blues in my day...scarry stuff either way.

Sorry, wasn't me, should have clarified. Mouth of Umqua River I believe.

DooSPX
10-24-2010, 12:18 PM
WOW! such a tragic loss of a young life...

The gators here do not bother me, but I am always nerves when in the ocean.
That is why my favorite place to swim/ski is our place on the Potomac River in WV. only thing in that part of the river with big teeth are Muskie.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-24-2010, 02:17 PM
WOW! such a tragic loss of a young life...

The gators here do not bother me, but I am always nerves when in the ocean.
That is why my favorite place to swim/ski is our place on the Potomac River in WV. only thing in that part of the river with big teeth are Muskie.

Good point. Same thing here, though I have my share of stitches from muskies in MN and Northern WI..........from unhooking them - not from unwanted attacks.

Definitely a terrible loss of life. I would imagine that the chances of that happening a quite slim, but not the odds I want to go up against.

mpm32
10-26-2010, 11:40 AM
WOW! such a tragic loss of a young life...

The gators here do not bother me, but I am always nerves when in the ocean.
That is why my favorite place to swim/ski is our place on the Potomac River in WV. only thing in that part of the river with big teeth are Muskie.


Bull sharks like the rivers;

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/weird/8-Foot-Shark-Caught-in-Potomac-River-101987408.html