Great White Sharks in Santa Monica Bay? Oh Yeah...
[caption id="attachment_183" align="alignright" width="584"] Coming to a South Bay Surf Spot Near You...[/caption]
So you laugh at the NorCal guys, huh? "Wouldn't surf up there, too sharky man!" Well, they're here and have been longer than you have. No, really.
[caption id="attachment_182" align="alignright" width="300"] Hey he's only 4-5 feet long. Won't hurt a flea! But a mackerel, prolly..[/caption]
Don't even think about quitting surfing, cuz they aren't out there to eat you. Fact is, Southern California is a birthing area for great whites, so there are a bunch of juveniles hanging around until they get big enough to migrate north and munch on fat, tasty seals. Besides, there are enough Orcas out there to keep them in check. Oh, I mean Killer Whales. Yeah, they're out here too.
[caption id="attachment_181" align="alignleft" width="300"] Friendly juvenile Great White at the Manhattan Beach Pier...[/caption]
Tell your friends all about it and be stoked on your own form of "crowd control." Maybe you'll get more waves at your home break if you do...
Scott Valor is a longtime friend of Spyder Surf and writes an occasional blog here and there. When it gets too crowded in the water, he may throw out that Great White Shark blog every once in a while just to keep it real. Check out more at BurningPier.com .