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mayor_h 02-04-2010 1:54 PM

<a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-shark-attack-in-florida-20100204%2C0%2C4480581.story" target="_blank">http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-shark-attack-in-florida-20100204,0,4480581.story</a>

steezyshots 02-04-2010 2:01 PM

That sucks! I used to ride with Steve at Stuart beach.

timmy 02-04-2010 2:03 PM

On tuesday after work I paddled out on my LB in Jupiter (10-15 miles south of where this happened.) It was just me and some nice glassy waist high peelers, clear blue water. Not more than a minute after I sat up on my board to start picking a wave, a ~5' spinner shark jumped out of the water ~50' away from me. Now I have seen spinners jump while surfing, but usually it is a hundred yards further offshore or more. This one was at the same distance out I was, probably in 7 or 8 feet of water. I decided it was "too sharky" and paddled back into shore to call it a day. I've paddled in once before after seeing a shark a couple years ago, that one was riding in a wave. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by timmy on February 04, 2010)

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