The sea lion had been attacked, missing most of the upper portion from the foreflipper up, unknown is if the pup was injuried at all.
Originally Posted by jiffylube
It's kinda funny that as kids we didn't seem to fear anything while sitting on our surfboards,
Agreed, as kid, back in the day when Dan Merkel and Arron Chang were contributing photographers, I was trying to break in with Surfing Mag( gave up too soon ) and spent hours upon hours in the water or on the sand with my camera when I wasn't out myself.
Surfed/shot from Coos Bay to South of Ensenada, never gave it much thought until I heard about migations of GW's so I started reading, now I try and read whatever/whenever I can.
Once on the Northside of HB pier I had a 6' thresher go under me, I had no idea until the lifguards met me on the beach, 3 days later something hit and almost remover the tip of my middle finger at San Clemente Pier, again didn't even know it until I was on the beach trying to figure out where the blood was from
But, the scarist places I ever shot from the water was Oxnard ( Misto 49) and the tables tops just north of Torry Pines; The only two place the gave me that werid feeling
Kinda miss those days, as foggy as they were