Hot on the heels of two additional recent sightings,The Shark Research Committee has posted another account of a great white shark sighting at Ocean Beach, San Francisco (yes, still in the heart of the infamous Red Triangle!)
As we usually do with these reports, we’ve excerpted the story below – visit the The Shark Research Committee’s Pacific Shark News for more information.
On September 19, 2008 Evan Kinkel was surfing at Ocean Beach near Sloat Blvd., San Francisco. Kinkel reported; “I had been in the water about 45 minutes prior to a large fishing boat passing North of my location just outside the breakers. Seagulls circled and dove behind the boat and you could certainly see the chum that they were after. The thought did occur to me that seagulls wouldn’t be the only marine life these fishermen were attracting. Not five minutes later a 10 – 12 foot White Shark was thrashing just outside the line up and I wasn’t the only one to notice. Myself and some others paddled in while others chose to remain in the water, the waves were good so I suppose they where willing to risk it. I also alerted my sighting to surfers on the beach about to head out.”