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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Left Coast 46, Oct 29, 2018.
Whoah, where in Carlsbad?
I'll tell the story again, , , , about 10 years ago, surfing an afternoon at Swamis, a So-so day for the locals but a very good day for this Florida boy, only about 15 people in the water, I took a poll about sharks, the only person who had ever seen a shark while surfing was a nice girl, and she had seen it at Jacksonville Beach, Florida!
The Power Plant in Carlsbad! My local buddies were giving me shit saying it was a dolphin and that I was a pussy... until yesterday when the other guys in the water that morning were out telling their stories. I'm sure they other guys didn't tell them that they left me out there by myself to be shark bait!!
Plenty of people surfing today
We have them on our side too. Always have. The Cape is ground zero for activity but they're in RI. A friend has released juveniles out of his fish traps off Newport. My buddy's Dad and member of our local fishing club discovered this 13ft.washed up in 2012 near a break.
Yikes! That's scary stuff!!
One of my favorite instagram accounts is @chet.williams
He posts drone shots of juveniles all over Ventura county. Kind of scary to see, but then again, they're mostly looking for rays and leopard sharks in the under 10 ft range...
Was talking to a Guard at DoHo today when he mentioned they closed off T-Street in San Clemente because of a "shark issue" yesterday 11-2?
I can't believe I never knew that we had great whites off our Socal coastline here until early last year, I always surfed in ignorant bliss thinking that they were only in Northern California...lol
Vinny, we always have, but the presence of "juveniles" (under 3 meters in length) and adults have become more pronounced along our nearshore waters over recent years. Why? There's a number of reasons given for this by researchers, e.g., food availability (juveniles primarily forage on fish such as leopard sharks while adults feed on seals and sea lions), increase numbers of sharks due to protection measures, etc. Shark researchers are doing some good stuff to unravel the life history of these critters. I usually go back to the Shark Attack Files (google it) to look at historical sightings and attacks. I found one attack dating back to the 60's at Baker Beach in San Francisco that I remember vividly. Check it out and look at the data specific to SoCal.