look. at. the. board.
Very hungry plover.
i lived in "beaver-ville"; about 40 some odd miles from newport for a while. south beach is a sick beach break AND a rivermouth. sharky as all get out. only place in oregon i have seen the landlord. great beach break barrels there....will check into the details and get back to the stokers....
judging by the bite radius, that's a dolphin bite
interesting. i go to oregon sometimes and have always wanted to drive the coast to surf. dot dot dot...
Damn, I used to surf there and Agate all the time when I lived in Corvallis. Never saw a shark, but definitely a lot of seals in the lineup. Not all that surprising.
It's worthy to note, that in protest of the San Francisco Alioto monopoly(political, business, social), that all the wharf seals have gone to Oregon, thus bringing all the plovers with them.
There's a stretch of beach along the Sonoma Coast that is frequented by many surfers. however, during certain times of the year, the seal pupping season draws many of the Great Whites to feed on the stray pups. This shot I took of a pod of seals on the second wave, right side, was followed closely by several 10' + sharks. Not a good time for a session no matter what the conditions, although there have been very few attacks in the area on surfers, but there have. Just ask Megan at Bodega Bay Surf Shack about her encounter with a shark.
we''re all bait once we paddle out. Surfing an uncrowded, seal/sea lion patrolled lineup that features periodic shark sightings, however, sure increases the attractiveness of the bait.