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Old 07-16-2013, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: Surf Safety

Where I fish there's great whites. They're too big to be in close but if you're a surfer that's a different story. They normally stay on the outside of the bars and for the most part they know the difference between a seal and a human. At least if you're not wearing a wet suit.

The grey seals will try to take fish away from you and they sometimes will do it aggressively, even coming up out of the water after a landed fish.
But even a big bull will back off pretty quick if you just scream like a girl and run

The waves are what you really need to keep in mind at all times. Never turn your back on the surf and always wear a wading belt.
Waves come in "sets" and often in sets of 7.
The water may seem fairly calm, but if you let down your guard, number 7 may take you out.
If you're fishing in a prime spot the rip current will then give you a free ride toward France

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