The Shark Research Committee has posted recent accounts of a couple shark sightings at Ocean Beach, San Francisco (in the heart of the infamous Red Triangle!)
We’ve excerpted a couple of salient details below – visit the The Shark Research Committee’s Pacific Shark News for more information.
On September 15, 2008 Morgan Weber was surfing just north of Sloat Blvd. at Ocean Beach, San Francisco. Weber recalled; “I was surfing, waiting for waves, and saw the shark fin about 100 – 150 yards away for about 3 seconds, move about 10 – 15 feet through the water. The dorsal fin was 12 – 18 inches high. I saw it and began swimming towards the shore and yelling at my friend ‘Shark, get out of the water!’
On September 14, 2008 Sean Gibson was surfing near Sloat Blvd.at Ocean Beach, San Francisco. Gibson recalled; “I was sitting on surfboard. I observed a 12 – 14 inch high triangular gray fin, at first sitting still in the water about 50 feet from me. It was outside the surf lineup, beyond the breakers, about 100 yards off the beach. I lost sight of it, for a few seconds then saw it again swimming in a tight circle about the same distance from me.”
Please report any shark sighting, encounter, or attack to either The Shark Research Committee or The Fear Beneath.