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Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby Aloha » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:26 am

It is also possible the shark was just a Giants fan in town getting ready to celebrate a big win

Ocean Beach — On October 28, 2012 John Suarez was surfing with an unidentified companion at South Ocean Beach, San Francisco, near the parking lot at Sloat Street. It was 8:30 AM and he had been on the water about 75 minutes. There was a light fog with an undetermined number of surfers in the area. The ocean wave faces were running 3 – 5 feet. No marine mammals were observed in the area. Suarez reported; “I saw a shark yesterday morning while surfing. I was sitting on my board waiting for a wave when I saw a dorsal fin, approximately 1.5 – 2 feet high, about 150 feet away coming straight at me from the North-North-West. I saw it for a split second, turned and started paddling for the shore, and came in. My impression was that it was a coincidence that it was coming in a direction straight at me, but I didn't want to stick around to find out. I have seen dolphins many times and I am sure this wasn't a dolphin. I found my friend nearer to shore and told him to come in too. I told a couple of other people on shore and in parking lot, but most of them went out to surf anyway. I was surfing near a rip current and had just paddled South East to get out of it, and I think that is where I spotted the shark, in or near the rip current.”

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Re: Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby etxxz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:48 am

Well, screw surfing for a while. Too many sightings and attacks lately. I found TOPP migration patterns for these animals. Winter is no bueno.

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scroll to page 5 of this document
http://www.topp.org/sites/topp.org/file ... 911551.pdf

...but the waves get so good now ?#"_
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Re: Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:53 pm

ahhh May June and July... our best coastal months
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Re: Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby Aloha » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:41 pm

We surfed Waddell Saturday morning - fun playful conditions but for some reason there wasn't too many people there
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Re: Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby sflinux » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:32 pm

Etxxz, thanks for posting that link.
This website has a graph of shark attacks grouped by Month for the Pacific Coast, September having the most number of attacks, the majority of them being on divers:
http://www.sharkresearchcommittee.com/statistics.htm
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The majority of attacks on Surfers & Swimmers occurred in August through October. Shark week conviently airs each August to remind us that the waters are sharky again. +*!@
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Re: Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby kingfisher » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:01 pm

I never hear about divers get attacked .>
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Re: Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:05 pm

kingfisher wrote:I never hear about divers get attacked .>


hmmm, im pretty sure that if a tree falls in the woods it doesn't make a sound
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Re: Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby SFPete » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:12 pm

kingfisher wrote:I never hear about divers get attacked .>


abalone divers
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Re: Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby behindThePeak » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:42 am

SFPete wrote:
kingfisher wrote:I never hear about divers get attacked .>


abalone divers


yup. they dress up like seals and go in the ocean looking for seal food.... go figure.
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Re: Shark Sighting OB - Sun Oct 28th

Postby Aloha » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:34 am

Abalone is a free dive - but yes it is rare for a scuba diver to get attacked that is probably what you're thinking of

There are several things about a scuba diver that make them appear to be rather unappetizing
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