Eric Martin was about to paddle out for a morning surf in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday when a large set rolled in, and in the face of one of the waves was a 7-foot great white shark (not pictured). “The water was only shoulder deep and its head was down like it was riding the wave,” said Martin, co-director of the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium, at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. “At first all I saw was its head and snout, and it was like time stood still.” Martin knew it was a shark but looked…
SAN DIEGO, May 9 (Reuters) - The body of a 42-year-old California surfer who had been reported missing by his fiancée was recovered by lifeguards on Thursday at a popular San Diego surf spot after he apparently drowned and was later bitten by a shark, authorities said.
“The body showed significant trauma consistent with some kind of shark,” said San Diego Lifeguard Lieutenant John Everhart. “The Medical Examiner’s initial findings are that it was a post-mortem attack.”
In the meantime, Archibald was involved in a gruesome battle for survival. “The night was carnage”, he said. “I had sharks swimming past me. I got stung by a jelly fish. Seagulls even tried to pick my eyes out and I have got big holes in my nose.”
“It was insane, just insane. I actually gave up.”
Still, Archibald says he pulled himself together and managed to swim and tread water for 28 hours – although he says he nearly drowned eight times.
NEW YORK - One stunned surfer came within feet of a fully-grown, great white shark while surfing near New York City.
The surfer’s camera picked up the image when he was riding the waves off Rockaway Beach in Queens this past October.
He didn’t even know about the shark until he got home and checked out the footage.
Out of Australia today comes another incredible story about a surfer who was out minding his own business on the waves when out of nowhere came a shark! It’s usually the surfers you hear about getting attacked, because they are among the few with the guts enough to be out that far in the ocean where god knows what is lurking … and the guts to know exactly what to do if that happens. The 29-year-old survivor of this recent shark attack could have lost a lot more than a few fingers and some bite-marked shaped flesh if he had not done what he did out there off Macquarie, north of Sydney.
‘Friends’ push pal in water ahead of oncoming shark as prank
Source: New York Daily News
LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kauai Police Department says a shark attacked a surfer Wednesday afternoon at Pakala’s surf spot on the west side of the island.
According to police the a 60-year-old man identified by friends only as “Lorrin” from Kalaheo was attacked by a shark while surfing with two friends at a west side surf break known as “Pakala’s.”
MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — A 14-year-old surfer was paddling in at dusk Monday when he felt something hit his foot.
Kai Rittgers saw a tannish-gray blur in the water near his surfboard.
“It was like this sharp little pain, then I kind of sat up really quick and saw it was a shark,” Kai said. The boy said he shook his left foot, which left the 2- to 3-foot shark “squirming around on the board” for a few seconds.
Source: USA Today
MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Andrae Martinez of California took some incredible video of a great white shark on Sunday, and you’ll be surprised at who was in the water nearby.
The shark sighting happened at the same time as the “Coldwater Classic” surfing competition was also taking place in Monterey Bay.