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Date: 08/12/10 06:00 PM

70 Responses to Guy Has a Close Encounter With a Shark

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    Link: Guy Has a Close Encounter With a Shark - This guy is very nonchalant about something that would terrify most people.
  2. Profile photo of Mooberry
    Mooberry Female 18-29
    94 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    is the camera on the end of his paddle or something? Is there even a point to that?
  3. Profile photo of Kirakid
    Kirakid Female 18-29
    45 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    Who else was expecting it to lunge at him every time he surfaced from the water?
  4. Profile photo of skirjames
    skirjames Male 18-29
    109 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    Okk I didn`t see the paddle till halfway in and was nervous for the guy lol
  5. Profile photo of Thesphinx
    Thesphinx Male 18-29
    353 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    Lol. Nothing? he just filmed it in silence? Wow.
  6. Profile photo of misiz_sjmxo
    misiz_sjmxo Female 18-29
    77 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    What is he sitting on when this was being filmed? I can`t tell
  7. Profile photo of polar_bear
    polar_bear Male 18-29
    89 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    Guess the shark wasn`t hungry
  8. Profile photo of stewaa99
    stewaa99 Male 30-39
    76 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    @misiz_sjmxo

    I think he was in a kayak.
  9. Profile photo of xlnc14
    xlnc14 Male 18-29
    165 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    i was pooting a brick just watching that, i was expecting it to at least attempt to attack him
  10. Profile photo of dude21862004
    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    It was checking him out to see if he was food, if he had moved it was more likely he`d be attacked. He was in a Kayak, so under water he would have resembled a seal fleeing.
  11. Profile photo of soundchic41
    soundchic41 Female 18-29
    80 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    sharks will check it out first before going for a kill... that was a great white, which has a bad rep. the only sharks notorious of attacking anything for no particular reason are bull sharks.
  12. Profile photo of wolfluv713
    wolfluv713 Female 13-17
    5 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    great white too. holy shot
  13. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    That wasnt very frightening. The shark wasnt showing any threatening displays. Maybe this guy is an avid watcher of Shark Week and was able to identify the shark and understand it`s behavior... or maybe he`s just a douche that would act all tough in a possibly dangerous situation.
  14. Profile photo of wertiana
    wertiana Female 13-17
    221 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    dun dun dunna dunanananana

    *that was the jaws theme btw*
  15. Profile photo of yagovaggo
    yagovaggo Male 30-39
    476 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    That was scary to watch... but I guess sharks really arent ALWAYS monsters!

    @ Misiz Sjmxo - I think that was a kayak he was in.

    ALso... Did he smack the shark with his Ore at the end of the video or am I wrong? Check it out again!
  16. Profile photo of Shnoorum
    Shnoorum Male 18-29
    194 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    Was I the only one finding that watery noise really annoying sounding?
  17. Profile photo of AlexxM1129
    AlexxM1129 Male 13-17
    37 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    I liked the tricklying sounds the camera was making with the water
  18. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    I know a guy who goes diving with sharks every year. He tells me he never uses a cage he just jumps in with the sharks. I never went with him to see if he told the truth about that.
  19. Profile photo of Lednar
    Lednar Male 18-29
    109 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    OMG! This is so fake!
  20. Profile photo of lemurs366
    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    that was scary to watch. i mean, i love sharks, i think they`re awesome, but i also have a healthy respect for them. if were him i probs would have tried to slowly paddle away. which may be stupid, but it`s what i`d do.

    Also, i think he may have either just moved the camera or paddle and it startled the shark
  21. Profile photo of lemurs366
    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    also, if you read the youtube description, it says he`s on some sort of board. which is crazy, if he had his legs dangling in the water.
  22. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    It`s a lot scarier when you can barely make out the shark in the murky water.
  23. Profile photo of saintnickxii
    saintnickxii Male 18-29
    127 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    alright. i read this on gizmodo.com or engadget... but the story is, he was there a day before SUP (stand up paddle) surfing, and saw them, and cam back the next day, around the same time and thought he would see them again... he did, thus, this video.
  24. Profile photo of Jui37
    Jui37 Female 18-29
    463 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    @Lednar-Shut up.
  25. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    Thats so cool,
  26. Profile photo of miasmaat
    miasmaat Female 18-29
    298 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    dude.. he`s on like.. a surfboard or something?! WHY?!! Why would he just sit there and film sharks from a surfboard?! a canoe or kayak i could almost understand but.. aaargh.
  27. Profile photo of NatashaSan
    NatashaSan Female 30-39
    56 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    Shnoorum it bugged me too for some reason.
  28. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    That`s some of the first footage of a shark I`ve seen where he isn`t eying some poor bastard.
  29. Profile photo of Tu_Papi
    Tu_Papi Male 18-29
    30 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    Pet the sharky!
  30. Profile photo of Gompers
    Gompers Male 13-17
    59 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    @miasmaat I think he`s on a kayak.

    Just watching the shark swim through the murky water got my hear pounding.
  31. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    Kayak it looks like. Would`ve been a lot more frightening on a surfboard.
  32. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    miasmaat replied:
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:51:56 PM
    dude.. he`s on like.. a surfboard or something?! WHY?!! Why would he just sit there and film sharks from a surfboard?! a canoe or kayak i could almost understand but.. aaargh.

    handys003 responded:
    He`s on a paddle board. It`s like a gigantic surf board with larger base and fin with using an oar. Lot`s of competition in Hawaii. Also seems to be a reef shark and not a tiger. A less aggressive species and seems more curious as not the time of day they normally feed.
  33. Profile photo of bklynusa
    bklynusa Male 30-39
    216 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    that shark was just swimming around minding it`s own business until somebody put him on the innanet.
  34. Profile photo of aquadive
    aquadive Female 18-29
    13 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    Wow, that`s right off San Onofre! (you can tell by the power plant in the background that looks like giant boobs). Crap....that`s really close to where I normally surf...
  35. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
    1507 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    "Also seems to be a reef shark and not a tiger. A less aggressive species and seems more curious as not the time of day they normally feed."

    Those are both juvenile whites and, judging by the angles of their pectoral fins, agitated ones at that. Those are common in that area. Before I left that area, I knew people who surfed there and nearby beaches and they`d see them in the water beneath them regularly. The only difference here is that it`s caught on vid this time.
  36. Profile photo of alpensepp
    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
    1364 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 12:09 am
    he shouldnt hold a camera into the water. sharks are very interested in electric impulses.
  37. Profile photo of hateonyou
    hateonyou Female 18-29
    38 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 12:31 am
    thats one of the most annoying sounds ever.
  38. Profile photo of Manipura
    Manipura Female 18-29
    61 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 1:03 am
    is he dead?
  39. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 1:11 am
    "he shouldnt hold a camera into the water. sharks are very interested in electric impulses. "

    what`s the difference? if any part of him is in the water the shark will sense the bio-electricity too, so why not catch it on tape?
  40. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 2:52 am
    pish fish!
  41. Profile photo of laxdef36
    laxdef36 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 4:24 am
    Nice! Fairly sure I wouldn`t be that calm if a shark were a couple meters away from me.
  42. Profile photo of Krypzo
    Krypzo Male 13-17
    26 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 4:52 am
    Shark: "I`m a shark!!! I`m a SHAAAARK! Suck my d*****ck!! I`M A SHAAARK!!"

    epic. C:
  43. Profile photo of titania
    titania Female 18-29
    119 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 5:33 am
    "thats one of the most annoying sounds ever."

    agreed.
    it also made me want to go pee.
  44. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 5:34 am
    he seems to be in a cayak though....so not TOO big of a deal...i would still be scared...but not as scared as dangling on a surfboard....
  45. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:12 am
    idiotfilter - he`s standing on a surf board.
    Belanun - agree, these fish looked a bit agitated - he`s lucky it was a pair of small sharks that showed an interest but probably weren`t confident enough to give it a test bite.
    I`m impressed with his result and his balls but its a risky business.

    Anything involving large apex predators is..

  46. Profile photo of sidewyz8
    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
    843 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:16 am
    I think the shark was camera shy
  47. Profile photo of BlooPikachu
    BlooPikachu Female 18-29
    346 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:23 am
    That`s a great white... I`d poo my pants.
  48. Profile photo of YoMommaSoFat
    YoMommaSoFat Male 13-17
    131 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:33 am
    Sharks are harmless. They only bite in defence or if they are curious about something so they just give it a little bite.
  49. Profile photo of hazeofwar
    hazeofwar Male 18-29
    213 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:45 am
    I would lose my poo if I saw that and the only thing between us was a kyak.
  50. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:46 am
    I think sharks are so cute lol. I mean I know they are usually relatively harmless and don`t really attack unless provoked and or extremely hungry/curious but still...what if it is curious? lol. I`d go in a shark cage but I would never swim with a shark unprotected.
  51. Profile photo of joanielspeak
    joanielspeak Female 18-29
    122 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:55 am
    Um, he`s definitely in a kayak with paddles. He`s not on a surf board.
  52. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 7:01 am
    Aww the gentle giant of the deep
  53. Profile photo of aquadive
    aquadive Female 18-29
    13 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 7:08 am
    "Um, he`s definitely in a kayak with paddles. He`s not on a surf board."

    In the video description on youtube, it actually says he`s on a stand-up paddle board, which are closer to surf boards than kayaks .
  54. Profile photo of mainerboy
    mainerboy Male 40-49
    13 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 7:55 am
    definitely on a board not a kayak....It`s the big thing now...
  55. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 7:59 am
    Oh look ! A shark. Here sharkie sharkie sharkie.
  56. Profile photo of katalc
    katalc Female 18-29
    8 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 8:16 am
    WHY IS THE SHARK NOT EATING HIM?!
  57. Profile photo of Sieging
    Sieging Male 13-17
    123 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 8:17 am
    Sharks don`t kill people, paddles do. I saw it in a documentary on BBC 2.
  58. Profile photo of puppies04
    puppies04 Male 18-29
    686 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 8:32 am
    I`m sorry to all you people who watched jaws and thought it was a nature documentary... sharks dont generally attack humans
  59. Profile photo of oxyl
    oxyl Male 30-39
    915 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 9:14 am
    sharks don`t kill people, guns kill people. and cheeseburgers.
  60. Profile photo of b0sanac1
    b0sanac1 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 9:51 am
    "I`m sorry to all you people who watched jaws and thought it was a nature documentary... sharks dont generally attack humans"

    they do if people look like seals or something edible from below. they do "taste tests" to determine whats edible. which is generally a terrifying experience people go through
  61. Profile photo of Madluk
    Madluk Male 30-39
    44 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 10:02 am
    That`s a fake shark. If it had been real, it would have been able to hear it coming. FACT: Sharks always announce their presence by saying "duun unt. duuuuun unt. duuuuuun unt unt unt unt!"
  62. Profile photo of xKiesix
    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    Was anyone else really nervous watching this? This is very boring for being on IAB.
  63. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Looks like someone got a new pet
  64. Profile photo of BRITATTACK
    BRITATTACK Female 13-17
    198 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    Fisheye lens. Nice touch.
  65. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    when i read the description i was excpecting the shark to jump at some guy or something.
  66. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1605 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    lol Madluk, I was ready to go oh shut up not fake, then I finished reading and it cracked me up.

    However, he is probably someone that goes in the ocean often and knows sharks usually don`t randomly attack humans, (course there is always that chance they will) he seems to be not making a lot of sudden moves and splashing so he probably knew what he was doing
  67. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    well he was in a boat- and sharks dont generally attack humans. This isnt f*cking jaws. awesome shot of the shark, though.
  68. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 12:54 am
    wait why is this scary? he`s the one following the shark. even if the shark ended up biting the boat, which doesn`t even remotely smell like flesh, it`d most likely just swim away knowing not to try and eat that poo again.
  69. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    lol, who`s the dork down there that thinks you need a paddle for a surfboard.
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Thats pretty damn frighting, but I was expecting more.

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