Somewhere else though. I've never before seen my shadow in this neck o the woods. Is it better to see Mr. Whitey coming, or not see? Either way seems like a lose lose sitch.
Sometimes, when surfing alone, I look down into the water and think; "for all I know there could be a big White shark rocketing up from the depths towards me right at this very moment." Then I think if I am actually thinking about it then it probably won't happen. Then I think about how nature loves to sabotage our belief systems and I am back to being anxious again. Probably would rather see it coming if there is going to be contact, otherwise I prefer to be blissfully unaware of those shadows below.
I worry more about the drive to the beach. Water seems safe compared to Upper Market St.
I always feel like if it does happen, music will accompany the attack- symphonic Boston Pops style music.
KOK! Holy F!
I've seen my shadow on really clear days. Since I'm usually on a ginormous board, I have to admit I have thought "what the heck is that giant dark moving thing?!" once or twice.
Shoot, more people die in Oakland in one month then all attacks in California history
you will never see it coming because they attack fast from behind and off the bottom. that's why a large portion of the attacks involve a surfer being bumped off their board.
I think this vid should be used as a "scared straight" vehicle for all wannabes. Show it at every kook shop and costco too.
shit like this will never go away.
In the U.S., your chances of getting killed by lightning are 30 times greater than dying of a shark attack.
Bees, wasps, and snakes kill more people each year than sharks.
Drowning, heart attacks, beach accidents resulting in spinal injury, sunburn, cuts from stepping on sea shells, dehydration, jellyfish stings, and traffic accidents going to or from the beach are all far more common than shark attacks.
Between 1990 and 2009, there were 15,011 bicycle fatalities, compared with only 14 deaths due to shark attack. In 2009 alone, there were 630 deaths due to bicycles and 1 shark-related fatality.
Between 1985 and 2009, there were 1,583 tornadoes in the state of Florida, which resulted in 125 deaths. Florida waters witnessed 485 shark attacks and 5 fatalities.
Between 1990 and 2006, 16 people died as a result of sand hole collapse, while 11 fatalities were attributed to shark attacks during the same time period.
How many sharks have been killed by people?
that's what is really fucked up