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Great White Shark Video off San Onofre by Chuck Patterson

Underwater video of two great white sharks of California coast - August 2010

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One of the craziest things i've seen

  • Aug 12, 2010
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Sure... we've all seen Shark Week on the Discovery Channel where great whites are jumping out of the water, but this is even crazier in my opinion.

First, the guy is solo.

Second, he's on a SUP (stand up paddle board) which is essential a big surfboard.  Although in video it looks more like a traditional paddle board or surfski.

Third, he's in front of San Onofre nuclear power plant (which can be scary on its own)

Fourth, oh yeah... there's two frickin great white sharks under him

Fifth, he intentionally went out there to see the sharks.

I could keep going.  As someone who SUPs and occasionally, when i've been out there by myself, and i've let my mind wander and start thinking what could be under me... i'm blown away by this footage.  In one way it gives me a sense of security that this well established waterman, Chuck Patterson, knows it's safe enough to go out there and do that.  But the other side of terrified and I will definitely be freaked out next time i'm in the water here in Southern California.

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August 13, 2010
Shared with my friends up in Santa Cruz this-- they are still grousing over Huntington Beach getting named Surf City. Proof that we in SoCal still merit some street, or surf, cred!
August 16, 2010
haha... i'm fine giving the Santa Cruz guys all the surf cred they want for having more Great Whites... in fact if there was some way to send the few we have back up there, i'd be all for it! That's some surf cred i'm fine not having.
 
August 12, 2010
I'm most shocked by your fifth point. That is crazy! What a brave, brave man. This shows that sharks aren't necessarily dangerous. I just hope other inexperienced people don't go out and do anything stupid. Thanks for sharing this video! It's actually really beautiful.
 
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Quick Tip by . August 13, 2010
Crazy bro. I was surfing an inch north of there at trestles that day... goog thing you didnt send them into a feding frenzy.
Quick Tip by . August 12, 2010
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Amazing video of Great White sharks in Southern California. The footage is incredible and it makes you really think twice..or thrice...about getting into the ocean.
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From the film maker himself:

the day before I shot this video, i was SUP surfing with a couple friends and 2 sharks circled us for about 15 minutes. the next day, i decided to go back out at around the same time and take my GO PRO HD HERO camera (gopro.com) mounted on a 10 ft pole and do some exploring.
Sure enough within 5 minutes a 9 ft shark came out of no where and circled twice and slapped his tail on my board before disappearing. then a minute later a 7 ft young juvenile Great White swam circles around me for 12 minutes. It was an unreal experience that I will cherish forever. chuckpattersonsports.com
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