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Agreed

Yes,

Last time I checked I think it was more probable you'd be hit by lightening than a shark...

But, I have to admit some of these posts and stories have me thinking twice.

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Also the last 2 summers here in North County SD , we have had numerous whities crusing just outside the surfline ( you may have seen this on the news ) but there was never any attacks on surfers.

With the water temps so high and the game fish so close, I suspect they'll be on the news again between Aug & Oct..........they'll do anything to get on TV, they're just a bunch of hambones..... don't cha know
There are two of em aren't they? The N. county surfers have named them, "Sparky" is one but I can't remember the others name. They aren't real big yet justa couple of teenyboppers.

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There are two of em aren't they? The N. county surfers have named them, "Sparky" is one but I can't remember the others name. They aren't real big yet justa couple of teenyboppers.

Dewey

Yeah, I think it was two last year and two or three the year before ( or visa versa ) I remember seeing a arial of three fairly close together, but they are Juvies for sure. A very awsome creature, but then they all are for that matter

I didn't know they named them, that's pretty cool
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"Last time I checked I think it was more probable you'd be hit by lightening than a shark..."

I've had TWO friends who have been struck by lightning.


Anyhow, I saw this nasty video the other day of a guy in 3ft deep water getting his calf muscle ripped off by a bull shark. It was on "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel.

Pretty nasty stuff =/
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I have and lived to tell about it.

Go for your swim. Just the week before last I was cruising through the strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands and did some swimming. Try the beautiful bay on Hardy Island if you want a nice sandy beach. Just keep an eye out for the usual nasties like jelly fish. The post that referrred to feet shuffling to avoid stingrays means that if you shuffle your feet while wading or walking on a sandy bottom you will hit the edge of a stingray and it wiill swim away rather than stepping on its back and having it sting you with its barbed tail. Enjoy!
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hey,
These have been my home cruising grounds for 16years. It is very safe. There hasn't ever been a shark attack here although they have found almost every type of shark along the coast of B.C. And we don;t have muck lightning either. The only danger is the cold.
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"The only danger is the cold..." Yes, but it is a real danger. I don't know where you have swum in the cold but diving into waters in the sound puts me (and a lot of other people) into shock. People will start spasming so much from the cold that they lose muscle control, ingest water, and drown. Many people do swim mostly in shallower bays that have some warmth from the sun. Also, as far as pollution goes, you don't want to be swimming off of Victoria or further toward the ocean as they dump their sewage raw into the strait of San Juan De Fuca.
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According to the Safety At Sea seminar, the leading cause of serious injury on a boat was the boom... the leading cause of fatalities was falling in the water... even very experienced sailors will have trouble once they're in the water...

Going in the water intentionally, especially if you are single-handing or sailng short-handed, strikes me as extremely short-sighted. There are many things that could happen, that would make it difficult or impossible to get out of the water, and back on the boat. If the water is cold enough, it can cause hypothermia, and that can cause weakness, loss of dexterity, and poor judgement, all at once... If you've forgotten to put the swim ladder down before diving in...you might be in serious trouble... Don't laugh, this happens more than you'd think. And the list goes on, and on.
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Earlier in this thread someone mentioned boat based air. this company supplies fuel and 12v air.

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