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Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
« on: May 07, 2015, 05:53:08 PM »
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  • Great Whites patrol up and down the coast, they have special senses that detect patterns in the water that suggest injured or distressed prey, i.e. they are especially attracted to beginner surfers because they fall and flail around a lot. And for anyone who thinks that just because there hasn't been an attack in years mean there won't be one, I have news for you - the seal population around here has absolutely exploded in recent years. 

    http://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index.ssf/2015/05/great_white_shark_spotted_10_miles_off_jersey_coas.html

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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #1 on: May 07, 2015, 06:09:09 PM »
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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 07:49:45 PM »
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  • This should be the first thing they tell you when you call about surf lessons.

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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 08:03:28 PM »
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  • ...I have news for you - the seal population around here has absolutely exploded in recent years. 




    So has the population of beginning surfers.  ::) 8)
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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 09:28:50 PM »
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  • ...I have news for you - the seal population around here has absolutely exploded in recent years. 




    So has the population of beginning surfers.  ::) 8)


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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 12:16:51 PM »
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  • today the man-eater pinged a few miles off of LBI...in waters not more than 30 feet depth. Think about that. Thats deeper, but just barely, than the take-off spot as most of the breaks we surf. I was fishing for Stripers the other day and there was miles-wide Bunker, schools so thick you could walk on them. With a biomass like that around to support seals, bass, blues (all classic prey fauna for the ultimate predator - the GWS) the smart money says there are plenty more of these bloodthirsty death machines around than just the one that was tagged.

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    « Reply #6 on: May 08, 2015, 01:46:31 PM »
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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #7 on: May 08, 2015, 02:03:31 PM »
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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #8 on: May 08, 2015, 07:52:45 PM »
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  • today the man-eater pinged a few miles off of LBI...in waters not more than 30 feet depth. Think about that. Thats deeper, but just barely, than the take-off spot as most of the breaks we surf. I was fishing for Stripers the other day and there was miles-wide Bunker, schools so thick you could walk on them. With a biomass like that around to support seals, bass, blues (all classic prey fauna for the ultimate predator - the GWS) the smart money says there are plenty more of these bloodthirsty death machines around than just the one that was tagged.


    Alarmist much?


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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #9 on: May 09, 2015, 10:12:58 AM »
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  • The surf industry does a good job of hiding the truth. Any real surfer knows that its a game of numbers. With every paddle out the risk increases.
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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #10 on: May 09, 2015, 06:37:32 PM »
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  • The surf industry does a good job of hiding the truth. Any real surfer knows that its a game of numbers. With every paddle out the risk increases.


    Yep. But the info is out there if you look hard enough. My advice? Unless you are very experienced and have practiced for hours the skill of "protective paddling" so sharks recognize you as something other than a food source, stay out of the water until further notice, perhaps for the rest of this calendar year.


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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #11 on: May 10, 2015, 12:31:58 AM »
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  • With every paddle out the risk increases.

    especially during summer time.

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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #12 on: May 10, 2015, 06:17:57 PM »
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  • today the man-eater pinged a few miles off of LBI...in waters not more than 30 feet depth. Think about that. Thats deeper, but just barely, than the take-off spot as most of the breaks we surf. I was fishing for Stripers the other day and there was miles-wide Bunker, schools so thick you could walk on them. With a biomass like that around to support seals, bass, blues (all classic prey fauna for the ultimate predator - the GWS) the smart money says there are plenty more of these bloodthirsty death machines around than just the one that was tagged.



    Alarmist much?



    all I'm saying is this - if you haven't learned to surf and are thinking about trying it, or, you are a beginner and want to get more time in the water this summer, you need to know the risks, thats all. On land, you have a 0% chance of getting torn to pieces by a 3,500 lb Great White Shark. Once you get in the water, well, I'm no oddsmaker but is that a bet you're willing to take? If you beat the odds, you survive and surf some crappy east coast waves, if you don't, well then, WITHOUT warning, a gaping mouth full of dagger-like teeth will open up before you, and as the beast clamps its massive jaws down and rips your flesh apart, the last thought you have before eternal blackness will be "why didn't I just stay on land and ride my skateboard?"
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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #13 on: May 10, 2015, 06:30:27 PM »
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  • today the man-eater pinged a few miles off of LBI...in waters not more than 30 feet depth. Think about that. Thats deeper, but just barely, than the take-off spot as most of the breaks we surf. I was fishing for Stripers the other day and there was miles-wide Bunker, schools so thick you could walk on them. With a biomass like that around to support seals, bass, blues (all classic prey fauna for the ultimate predator - the GWS) the smart money says there are plenty more of these bloodthirsty death machines around than just the one that was tagged.


    Alarmist much?



    all I'm saying is this - if you haven't learned to surf and are thinking about trying it, or, you are a beginner and want to get more time in the water this summer, you need to know the risks, thats all. On land, you have a 0% chance of getting torn to pieces by a 3,500 lb Great White Shark. Once you get in the water, well, I'm no oddsmaker but is that a bet you're willing to take? If you beat the odds, you survive and surf some crappy east coast waves, if you don't, well then, WITHOUT warning, a gaping mouth full of dagger-like teeth will open up before you, and as the beast clamps its massive jaws down and rips your flesh apart, the last thought you have before eternal blackness will be "why didn't I just stay on land and ride my skateboard?"

    "I am not going to stand here and see that thing cut open, and see that little Kintner boy spill out all over the dock!"

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    Re: Great White lurking in the water close to the shore
    « Reply #14 on: May 11, 2015, 10:12:31 AM »
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