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Re: white shark

Postby a99 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:02 pm

Interesting if sharks will attack hydrofoil wings underwater??

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Re: white shark

Postby haiku » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:21 pm

Last year, while I was kiting at Kanaha Beach Park, Maui, I spotted a great white. The year before, in the same spot, I was almost attacked by a 6 feet tiger (pic 4 and min 1.11 video the white shark was eating a carcass so, when I was close he came towards me and then he returned to his prey.

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Re: white shark

Postby Da Yoda » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:50 pm

I don't worry about it. You're more likely to be killed in an auto accident on the way to the beach than be attacked by a shark, especially while kiting.

I'll leave it at this... 1 in 100+ people die in auto accidents compared to about 1 in 3+ million for a shark attacks. :thumb:

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Re: white shark

Postby matth » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:47 pm

Da Yoda wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:50 pm
I don't worry about it. You're more likely to be killed in an auto accident on the way to the beach than be attacked by a shark, especially while kiting.

I'll leave it at this... 1 in 100+ people die in auto accidents compared to about 1 in 3+ million for a shark attacks. :thumb:
Is that stat based on the general population or only people who enter the ocean?????
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Re: white shark

Postby Da Yoda » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:10 am

matth wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:47 pm
Does that stat based on the general population or only people who enter the ocean?????
Ocean goers only. The stats change when you start adding in the survival factor of the shark attack or auto accident (severity) and the millage and frequency associated with the drive to the beach and the stats of auto accidents within that distance.

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Re: white shark

Postby Dave_5280 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:06 pm

At Kanaha the sharks come in to eat the turtles which probably shouldn’t be protected anymore because there are so many of them now.

Good article about a shark study on Maui: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/05 ... k-attacks/

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Re: white shark

Postby jjm » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:36 pm

Da Yoda wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:50 pm
I don't worry about it. You're more likely to be killed in an auto accident on the way to the beach than be attacked by a shark, especially while kiting.

I'll leave it at this... 1 in 100+ people die in auto accidents compared to about 1 in 3+ million for a shark attacks. :thumb:
Odds are pretty good at Sherman Isle. haha

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Re: white shark

Postby Daversj » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:07 am

Not my video or even kiting related but entertaining...


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Re: white shark

Postby psz211 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:47 pm

I've done a lot of research on Great White Sharks in the San Francisco Bay Area, you might find it interesting.
Yes, I admit it, I am afraid of sharks.
https://www.iamnotaconsumer.com/post/we ... ncisco-bay

To summarize.
Where you are:
The SF Bay is very safe, there has never been a fatal shark attack inside the SF Bay. Also salinity and pollution keeps Great White Sharks away. Less than 1% of Great White Shark detections in one study were found to have been within the Bay.


What time of day it is:
Avoid overcast days and night time. Don't splash, Great White Sharks first use auditory senses, they then use sight as they get closer to prey within ~150ft, they will test bite you if they can't get a sense of you.


What time of year it is:
March to Early August is OK, Great White Sharks have migrated away from SF


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