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11th August 2010

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Me My Shark and I

Big Wave surfer Chuck Patterson captured this underwater video of scary-ass sharks circling his board at San Onofre beach near San Clemente, CA.

He says, “The day before I shot this video, I was SUP [stand up paddle] surfing with a couple friends and 2 sharks circled us for about 15 minutes. The next day, I decided to go back out at around the same time and take my GoPro HD camera mounted on a 10 ft pole and do some exploring. Sure enough within 5 minutes, a 9 ft shark came out of nowhere and circled twice and slapped his tail on my board before disappearing. Then a minute later, a 7 ft young juvenile Great White swam circles around me for 12 minutes.”

*collective shudder*

We’re gonna need a bigger board.

(vimeo / thanks amanda!) 

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  1. nhmortgagebroker reblogged this from ratsoff
  2. rakatakat reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    oh my god how is he not swearing and screaming and freaking the fuck out especially on stand up dear lord one knock and...
  3. zerodivide1 reblogged this from ratsoff and added:
    Holy cow! This is actually really close by where
  4. houseofjacuzzi reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    watching this. Fists were clenched, stomach churning.
  5. ommegang reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    scary as shit
  6. enginoob reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    I think the first comment “Huge. Giant. Brass.” just about sums it up.
  7. cassondramarie reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    SCARY!!!!!!
  8. -supjchwa reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    1:18, wtf. Scary stuff man
  9. tomorrowstea reblogged this from thedailywhat
  10. ieatyouruterus reblogged this from thedailywhat
  11. cupcakesandporn reblogged this from thedailywhat
  12. dan23 reblogged this from thedailywhat
  13. truffle-shuffle reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    This dude is crazy. This is why I don’t go
  14. imadealine reblogged this from thedailywhat
  15. prettyincredulous reblogged this from thedailywhat
  16. fletcherbabb reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    This took some great white balls.
  17. actionandersons reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    This is so freaky!!
  18. jenn365 reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    wow! dude’s a badass, i can’t believe how close they were.
  19. vulpix reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    For such a calm sounding video, I kept gasping every time
  20. lifewithstan reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    This guy’s balls are of gargantuan proportions. Very cool, especially the last 5 seconds.
  21. thekristenshow reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Holy shit, I have heard rumors that great whites hang out on...kind of skeptical until...
  22. stephopotamus reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    O-M-G
  23. hobbescomics reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    For me, that’s the point at which both the frantic race to shore and the nearly uncontrollable sobbing would begin.