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#1 User is online   Moderator T 

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  Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:59 PM

‘You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,’ chopper tells Calif. beachgoers

Travis M. Andrews and Derek Hawkins
Washington Post
5/12/17

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“You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge announced via a loudspeaker.

Stockbridge was in a helicopter, flying off the coast of Dana Point in Orange County, Calif., at about 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday. And, indeed, swimming in the Pacific Ocean below and clearly visible from the air, were several great white sharks. Their fins rose menacingly from the water as they glided back and forth.

“They are advising you exit the water in a calm manner,” Stockbridge added. “The sharks are as close as the surf line.”

No one was hurt, and OC Lifeguards Chief Jason Young said the situation wasn’t dire enough to call for an ocean closure, which only occurs when the sharks are more than 8 feet long or acting aggressively.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:32 PM

We're gonna need a bigger paddle.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:51 PM

View PostModerator T, on 12 May 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

“You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge announced via a loudspeaker.


Deputy Stockbridge deserve a commendation for preventing those innocent sharks from accidentally ingesting Californian.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

Are we really sure they where Sharks and not California tax collectors? Personally speaking I don't see much difference.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:13 PM

View PostModerator T, on 12 May 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

‘You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,’ chopper tells Calif. beachgoers

Travis M. Andrews and Derek Hawkins
Washington Post
5/12/17

EXCERPT:

“You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge announced via a loudspeaker.

Stockbridge was in a helicopter, flying off the coast of Dana Point in Orange County, Calif., at about 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday. And, indeed, swimming in the Pacific Ocean below and clearly visible from the air, were several great white sharks. Their fins rose menacingly from the water as they glided back and forth.

“They are advising you exit the water in a calm manner,” Stockbridge added. “The sharks are as close as the surf line.”


I'm thinking those paddleboarders probably now DEFINITELY need to launder their swimwear.

(Note to self: If ever paddleboarding off Dana Point, wear brown.)
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:38 PM

View PostModerator T, on 12 May 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

‘You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,’ chopper tells Calif. beachgoers

Travis M. Andrews and Derek Hawkins
Washington Post
5/12/17

EXCERPT:

“You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge announced via a loudspeaker.

Stockbridge was in a helicopter, flying off the coast of Dana Point in Orange County, Calif., at about 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday. And, indeed, swimming in the Pacific Ocean below and clearly visible from the air, were several great white sharks. Their fins rose menacingly from the water as they glided back and forth.

“They are advising you exit the water in a calm manner,” Stockbridge added. “The sharks are as close as the surf line.”

No one was hurt, and OC Lifeguards Chief Jason Young said the situation wasn’t dire enough to call for an ocean closure, which only occurs when the sharks are more than 8 feet long or acting aggressively.


Someone help me out: What's a "surf line"??? I'm first inclined to believe it's the area in which waves 'break'. But that doesn't make sense in this context. Why would anyone paddle out beyond that? And, and least in FL and and least on the Atlantic coast, waves break all the way to the beach ("Beach breaks", so to speak).
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:59 PM

View PostAdam Smithee, on 12 May 2017 - 04:38 PM, said:

Someone help me out: What's a "surf line"??? I'm first inclined to believe it's the area in which waves 'break'. But that doesn't make sense in this context. Why would anyone paddle out beyond that? And, and least in FL and and least on the Atlantic coast, waves break all the way to the beach ("Beach breaks", so to speak).

This is California we're talking about. Let's start with, they don't know the difference between illegal and legal, so how would they get surf line right?
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:46 PM

I would have certainly considered that situation "dire"!
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