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BigR 03-23-2007 10:01 AM

That which bites you has to move pretty fast, I aim to move faster!

seriously tho' , the odds are very low. but I think you guys are jinxing it by all the toothy talk.

Just tell me there won't be any gray suits there this weekend or else I'll have to tell you of the 12' Bull sharks that regularly swim by my house/ launch area :o

RickI 03-23-2007 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by BigR (Post 17450)
That which bites you has to move pretty fast, I aim to move faster!

seriously tho' , the odds are very low. but I think you guys are jinxing it by all the toothy talk.

Just tell me there won't be any gray suits there this weekend or else I'll have to tell you of the 12' Bull sharks that regularly swim by my house/ launch area :o

Usually, I would agree with you on the low risk part Raul. This case is different though. We have a migration of thousands of sharks northward up the coast escorting far more bait fish along the way. Last Sunday, I may have seen over fifty sharks cruise north within 20 ft. of the beach in less than an hour. Anytime we're on the water during this migration there is a good chance that there are a lot of sharks (dozens, a hundred, more? within a several hour session), within sensory distance, far more than normal the rest of the year.

While were on plane perhaps our risk is lower in this area. In the water retrieving a board or splashing around trying to learn how to water start, etc. I suspect the risk goes up quite a bit. The guys that track shark attacks EXPECT an increase in incidents and attacks while the buggers are cruising en masse so close to shore. A little extra care right now in the area of the migration would be a good idea.

BigR 03-23-2007 01:56 PM

Dang! I was planning venturing out towards one of the east coast inlets for the weekend but now you got me worried!

Any idea which inlet has seen the most sightings/ activity?

Maybe if I go to Monster hole ( S.I. ) the massive number of surfers in the water will dilute my kiting presence :confused:

RickI 03-23-2007 02:18 PM

sebastian, that's an excellent choice. just be sure the cook at STG doesn't fry you too long. the wind forecast is better south. try se fla.

HIGHFLYN 03-23-2007 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by BigR (Post 17467)
Dang! I was planning venturing out towards one of the east coast inlets for the weekend but now you got me worried!

Any idea which inlet has seen the most sightings/ activity?

Maybe if I go to Monster hole ( S.I. ) the massive number of surfers in the water will dilute my kiting presence :confused:

Come on down to Boynton Inlet, The migration is Northward and I saw the larger schools passing threw this area last weekend, which would put then in Seba/Melborne area this weekend :eek:

Not to say that there still aren't some lingering around........

Why do you think they call it "Monster Hole" :rolleyes:

HIGHFLYN 03-23-2007 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by RickI (Post 17443)
Sounds like an epic session Mike! Your waves sound like something out of Tahiti. Could guys paddle into them? Do you have hard bottom out there in places or is it all sand?

Imagine, blowing off 20 to 25 kt. winds, no squalls, great waves and sunny weather in the afternoon? Amazing.

I imagine your waves are shaped a bit differently around Boynton Inlet and the sand bar there. In Delray approaching low tide there was a fairly calm area out to about 100 yards followed by a zone of breakers about 30 yards wide. It was often calm enough to charge ramping waves at high speed and boost big. Anyway we could schedule a weekend of these conditions a couple of times a month?

Easy does it Rick, Lets not confuse the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic :rolleyes: . The Atlantic is mild in comparison. I haven't the balls to Kite Tahiti. I saw a few pic's of a guy kiting Teehapoo and all I can say is WOW

There were about 5 or so surfers out taking the drift and hooking up on some nice sections, But I could see them jones-in cause of all the speed and the nuggets I was getting. I stopped and talked to a long time buddy of mine and he asked "Do you even surf any more?"

I laughed and said "NOT when it windy" :p

I CAN'T imagine blowing off 20-25kts that's just sacrilegious

There some hard bottom on the inside-south side of the Inlet, But mostly sand bottom. The thing is with all the wind were had since NOV it manicured the sand bars and last night proved it. It was by far the best Surf/wind session this year.

Today/this afternoon is not quite as windy, But it should still be FUN. I should pull a down-winder to Delray and hook-up w/you. Perhaps this weekend.

BigR 03-23-2007 05:34 PM

Mike wrote:
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Easy does it Rick, Lets not confuse the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic :rolleyes: . The Atlantic is mild in comparison. I haven't the balls to Kite Tahiti. I saw a few pic's of a guy kiting Teehapoo and all I can say is WOW

I've seen it get ridiculously HUGE in Puerto Rico, 20 up to 40 feet, the 2nd deepest underwater trench is just north of them and it really builds up the
North Atlantic storms. Although, when I used to surf there when I was 18 y/o, I only went out in the more usual 6-10 footers . The one time I tried an +15' I got creamed on the bottom hitting all sorts of coral and held under for a minute or so :eek: :mad: seemed like a lifetime

RickI 02-26-2008 08:07 PM

It's not quite spring but the spinners are apparently rounding the Keys heading north. Wonder if they'll be next to the beach this year AND if wind will be served up again? If so, hope nothing goes amiss.

kites4food 03-03-2008 07:34 AM

Its a shame what happened to Hamish... :-)
 

RickI 03-04-2008 12:23 AM

I first saw that a while back. Now that you mention it, it DOES look like Hamish. The kiter not the tiburon that slid in later on.


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