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Shark Attack

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by JLB768, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    Used to work a lot at Point Magu and Port Hueneme and those waters are well known to be great white shark territory.
     

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    once a human enters an apex predators world , its their world.
     
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    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    I used to surf off of San Onofre as well, apparently that's where GW's go to give birth. Amazing the things you become aware of years later :shocked:

    Aint been on a surfboard since we moved to Indiana in 94, don't think I'd get back on one if given the chance. And for 12 years, I lived, breathed, and ate surfing, it was all I did in my free time.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    Just a few years ago there was another fatal attack there. I surfed all over the South Coast when I was a kid, from Vandenberg to 100 or so miles south of the Mexican border.
     
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    BEER bad example

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    exactly! if you walk into another man's living room uninvited you expect and deserve to get shot, if you swim into a sharks living room.......
     
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    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    "Deserve" to be eaten for swimming/surfing/skiing in the ocean? Are you serious?
     
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    NateHodge Here too much

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    Genesis 1:26 says that's MY ocean.......

    Just a little something for the sake of argument. :supergrin:
     
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    Stupid things happen when people do stupid things.

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  10. BEER

    BEER bad example

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    we're born without gills or fins and then we go out in the ocean where we know for a fact the sharks not only rule but are also known to attack, kill, and maim us, and for what, so we can surf for fun. this is no different from the bear guy that thought the bears loved him and then they ate him.

    you think 'deserve" is the wrong term? then you tell me what word you'd use.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    I used to live in Huntington Beach and was in the process of learning to surf (never really got it, could not turn front side real well). Anyway one day down there a fisherman caught a shark off the pier. It looked pretty big to me and it turns out it was a baby. Well, I figured Momma must have been close by and might be a little "agitated" to say the least about the loss of her cub...I stayed out of the water for almost 6 months. Still love the ocean though.

    Feel bad for the surfer and his family.
     
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    We used to catch small blues off of Huntington and Seal beach piers, pretty harmless, always knew they were there. Used to catch em off the jetties by the Queen Mary/Spruce Goose too.
     
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    I would use unfortunate, I don't believe he deserved to be eaten for surfing, anymore than some innocent deserves to be killed by a drunk driver.
     
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    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Pretty much.

    The arguments you are using aren't good comparisons...nobody forces anyone to swim/surf/ski with sharks. If you choose to do so, you chose to be on the menu.
     
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    Deserve? Nah. "Run the Risk"? Yeap. Life is full of risks. Crossing the street. Taking a shower. Climbing a ladder. Hunting in Alaska (or Italy I gather :whistling:)

    Some things is "riskier" than others. Surfing being up there with oh, say "skydiving" or snowboarding/skiing (ala, Sonny Bono meets a tree) flying aircraft, etc

    Things happen when you live. Sometimes death is involved. No one gets out alive I hear. But who really want to become shark poo? Sea Lions and surfers stand a pretty good chance for some reason.
     
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    In 1982 Key Largo, I was invited to a day of spearfishing by my buddy, Kim Seibel. I could not get off work so Kim invited his cousin. Kim was killed and eaten by a 9' Mako shark.
     
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    Sharks rule NOTHING. Great Barracudas and Orcas rule the ocean. Ever been around a 6' 80lb. 'cuda?
     
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