Wildlife encounters while surfing

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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby thechimp » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:36 pm

http://www.carvemag.com/2017/06/shark-attack-bantham/


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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby WeAreMemories » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:08 am

thechimp wrote:http://www.carvemag.com/2017/06/shark-attack-bantham/


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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby Black » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:35 am

My wetsuit has been in the back of the car for over a week. Then after a 2 hour surf yesterday, while rinsing it out I noticed it had shieldbug eggs on it. They must have been there since I took it off the washing line over a week ago! To my knowledge the first creatures I've ever taken for a surf.
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:14 am

^^ just shows how strong their glue is ..........

what about the crabs you take surfing with you every time :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby Black » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:19 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:^^ just shows how strong their glue is ..........
Yes I couldn't believe they'd stayed attached.
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby OctopusPrime » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:47 pm

Sea lions on Tofino, they may seem cute but those things are vicious! A friend got attacked by one.
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby Philchapman » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:56 pm

Cute little Portuguese man-o-war while paddling back out today.
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby Surfy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:37 pm

sea otter this morn, got rinsed trying to watch it.
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby Black » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:19 am

^^^ nice!
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:31 am

Surfy wrote:sea otter this morn, got rinsed trying to watch it.


Same as Surfy ^^^ Was staring right at me as it paddled between us & then dived underneath me & came up the other side :-) the gift that keeps on giving.
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby Chris F » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:35 am

At the risk of sounding animal geeky, it's just an otter. in the UK, all otters, whether freshwater are seawater are the same, just some live near fresh water, some live by the sea (but still need a source of freshwater to wash off in).

Sea otters are the ones you get on west coast of America. they are enormous by comparison, google for pictures.

That aside, they are beautiful creatures regardless, and a pleasure to see any time.
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:42 am

Thank you Christopher.
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby kenedy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:19 am

Its on of the best feelings ever ever :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby Chris F » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:46 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:Thank you Christopher.


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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby tootes » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:40 pm

Dolphins twice this summer. Never seen them before up here.
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby danny1 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:22 pm

Saw what I think was a Kestral take out anotehr bird right in front of us the other day- feathers everywhere
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Re: Wildlife encounters while surfing

Postby Black » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:46 pm

danny1 wrote:Saw what I think was a Kestral take out anotehr bird right in front of us the other day- feathers everywhere
Sparrow Hawk is most likely.
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