At The Fear Beneath one of our favorite blogs is Outposts, written by Pete Thomas. Pete covers hiking, surfing, fishing, and the great outdoors in Southern California; he’s picked up on the Volusia County Shark Attacks with an article titled “Florida: Summer of the Shark II.” We were (as always) delighted to see a mention of The Fear Beneath and our coverage of all the Volusia County shark madness.
Here’s an excerpt:
There’s a lot not to like about Florida — its flatness, the heat and humidity, hurricanes.
But for surfers, a primary complaint has to do with all the sharks. Especially for surfers at New Smyrna Beach within Volusia County, which in 2001 endured a record 22 attacks during a hysteric period dubbed the “summer of the shark.”
That record now stands at 23, and in fairness, many of the so-called attacks were more like little nips. But the number must nonetheless be disconcerting to surfers and county officials.