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Kiting with Sharks

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:32 am
by Toby
not really big, but still scary :o

Re: Kiting with Sharks

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:44 am
by deltawake
Who says that is a shark? If so is it one of the 5 or so that are know to attack man? I doubt it.
Kiting with sea life is cool

Re: Kiting with Sharks

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:55 am
by switch313
one of my students saw a shark today in the inside reef, i didnt wanna swim for the gear hahahah

Re: Kiting with Sharks

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:28 am
by nab1000
It's called shark trolling when your trying to get your board back on the south facing beaches of OBX

Re: Kiting with Sharks

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:57 am
by RickI
Imagine seeing hundreds of those shadows swimming by and beneath you over several days. Around sunset, some might start to home on you even if you were still up and riding. That was what the spinner migration was like down here a few years ago. Interesting time and no negative encounters at least for the kiters that stayed on their boards. Guys in the water look like all the other swimmers and surfers, somebody hear a dinner bell?

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You should go in sometime (NB - under the right circumstances) so you can have a better look at them. They are beautiful, even the ones with bite problems, from being bitten.

Re: Kiting with Sharks

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:20 am
by Kamikuza
I swam with the sharks in the Singapore Aquarium, right in the tank with them and the rays and all the other fish ... I believe they were (well-fed) Leopard sharks - big ol' puppy dogs, they'd roll their eyes in joy when I patted their heads. The rays were nosey, they'd come right up to your face to have a good look and get their tummies rubbed ... great fun!

Wouldn't want to be out kiting around Bull sharks though ...

Re: Kiting with Sharks

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:14 am
by knuthansen
Kiting with sharks??
Well if I am just cruising, I normally don't fall at all.. But I guess when I see some sort of shadow, my legs might get shaky.
And even if I stay on the board, I would not want to play the Chicken game with those fellas.

Re: Kiting with Sharks

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:48 am
by Nico
What they do to us is nothing, compared to what we do to them.
"Luckily" they are not as "intelligent" as us and will therefore be threatened by extinction.
Nico

Re: Kiting with Sharks

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:07 pm
by Kamikuza
Nico wrote:What they do to us is nothing, compared to what we do to them.
"Luckily" they are not as "intelligent" as us and will therefore be threatened by extinction.
Nico
Zigackly ... think Greenpeace would do a "Save the Sharks" campaign :lol: