View Full Version : 14-Foot Great White Shark Spotted Off Santa Cruz County Coast

07-20-2012, 10:21 AM


BTW - The 80' Rock Band "Great-White" is playing at the Sata Cruz boardwalk tonight:
Coincidence? Don't think so!

07-20-2012, 10:26 AM
I saw one very close to that length while fishing in my Mako up near Ano Nuevo. The hair stood up on my neck for a while after that...

07-20-2012, 11:37 AM
I like how the rangers say " it does not appear to be aggresive"

07-20-2012, 12:05 PM
I've had a few encounters in my kayaks, talk about scary. Glad I never got bumped out. Have a buddy that was bumped in his kayak but not hard enough to fall into the water. Kinda makes me want to go fishing.....

07-20-2012, 1:22 PM
I like how the rangers say " it does not appear to be aggresive"

I was thinking the same thing come on it's a shark if your in the water it's his world.

07-20-2012, 1:41 PM
I love it, the news sees one but doesn't take into account that just that one isn't the only one. His Twelve other buddies are within a 20 mile radius at any given time. Especially now that the Salmon are close and those that feed on Salmon also get fed on themselves. Just be aware.
And when August rolls around and we can get those snails again, be aware in open water when diving. "Whitey" is probably near by.:43:
Food for thought!
But man those snails taste good! Happy Diving!

07-20-2012, 3:10 PM
I was at Seascape Resort yesterday and they had signs about the shark sighting. It didn't keep too many people out of the water.

07-20-2012, 3:14 PM
"You're gonna need a bigger boat!"


07-20-2012, 3:21 PM
"There will be blood...!"

07-20-2012, 6:48 PM
As a SCUBA diver of 33 years I have have several encounters with sharks, 3 of them being Great whites. luckily all 3 of those I was still in the boat, one of them he bit a very large seal in half less than 6 feet from the boat, that thing was well over 16 feet long it was huge, needless to say we left the area.
One year me and the wife took a trip to Tahiti and did a lot of diving with sharks mostly
6' black tip and white tip reef sharks that we baited on the bottom.

G-Man WC
07-20-2012, 7:02 PM
Keeping the fur bag population in check.