This is the friendly 6 foot shark that swam through my landing zone just before I jumped off this bridge.
He was hunting in the rip. Not sure what kind but it was very cool to see. I figured that if he was still near by when I hit the water it would scare the shit out of him. There are ALWAYS sharks around swimmers. They just don't think of us as food. On rare occasions they bite us thinking our foot is a fish when they see the white flash of it in the water. On other occasions, bigger sharks think surfers are seals. A taste will leave a mark. Panic and a deep would can lead to fatalities due to blood loss. There are only a few instances in all of history where a shark has been known to have actually "eaten" a human. That's a bad ass shark and I hope I don't meet one in the water until I'm very old and ready to go back into the food chain.
Enjoy the beach this summer everybody!
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