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Rincon: Queen of the… Sharks?

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Rincon - Queen of the Sharks

Spotted recently at Rincon County Park in Santa Barbara, CA…

Known for occasionally amazing surf, consistent overcrowding, and a bloody history of shark attacks, Rincon is a scary, scary place to paddle out. Respect the ocean, respect the locals, and respect the 20′ bloodthirsty residents of the local reefs. Luckily the Santa Barbara government is looking out for us citizens, and posted this notification to stay away!

  • Michelle Bradley

    I live at Rincon. It’s not a scary place to surf. In fact there have NEVER been ONE RECORDED attack in this particular stretch of beach. Carpinteria’s slogan is World Safest Beach for a reason. Your feat mongering is really pathetic. By all means, have an informative shark attack site, fine. But yours is just plain wrong. Your fake reports are pathetic and do nothing to help the endangered sharks NOR the people in the water to stay safe from the occasional attack.

    You have a lot of never and very little sense.

  • Apacheizm23

    I am just a regular Joe Blow and this web site is BS!

    • Jim Slim

      Why don’t you blow my balls!!

  • Cadster

    Hahaha. comercial fisherman here, many many years, love Great Whites & have researched them all my life. Statistics show shark attacks are basically 11.5 million to 1 per annum. So I guess if you put 11.5 million beach goers on Rincon beach on any given day then maybe maybe one will get bitten (bitten not eaten). A sensationalist site – fear factor?, but really, why not pedestrians run over by big buses – now there’s a more even fatal passtime!
    Oh and yeah, my shipmates brother had his arm bitten off by a Great White while diving for Paua (abalone) in the Chatham Islands south east of NZ.
    Regardless very interesting.

  • NoSUPs

    Why can’t sharks just attack the stand up paddle guys that have started to frequent the lineup?

  • Don Ting

    I think Rincon is way more sharky than people realize. Maybe not with great whites, but sharks are there just like there are lots of other things in the water we don’t realize. With the amount of human traffic there, it just makes sense it is going to be one of many local spots that attract these predators. I know I don’t like going out there along and not when it is big. Alone and big – that is not smart. First sign of any flailing and there simply aren’t as many people for them to dodge.

  • surfergirl

    funny how a simple google search pulls up fatal shark attacks at Rincon, from local
    news stations reporting them, from 2008 to current year. 

  • Frankybank

    I love this site like I love reading the weekly world news.
    Funny stuff that you know the people who write can’t be serious about

  • Notgivingit

    heard another shark siting yesterday at surf beach, chased all the surfers from the water.

  • http://www.laurenpatick.com Laurenpatick88

    lol! This chat forum makes me laugh. Also, I agree with IGottaBme….factual info is best otherwise your just using sensationalism to get people to visit your site. Which to be fair, isn’t really ethical.

  • IGottaBme

    … Fair enough, Martin… I’ll dispense with the negativity and stick to the facts:
    you’ve printed a claim that reads, “Known for…a bloody history of
    shark attacks, Rincon is a scary, scary place to paddle out.”  If your
    claim is factual and you stand behind the reporting, then please provide
    an historical account of a shark attack that occurred at Rincon.  In
    doing so, your claim will be legitimized with factual information.  If,
    you cannot find and produce any historical evidence of shark attacks
    taking place at Rincon, then, what kind of claim have you made?

  • Carol68bunny

    Martin,

    I love the site! Finally, an unbiased educational resource for shark attacks.

    It is “Shark Week” for my 11 year old cousin’s class. She and her friend have to make a class presentation and they plan on doing a run through of your site on the class projector.  I will let you know how it goes!  What’s you email?

    XOXO,

    Carol L.

  • IGottaBme

    “Known for…a
    bloody history of shark attacks, Rincon is a scary, scary place to
    paddle out.”  Is that a fact?  Well, then name ONE…  C’mon, provide an account of ONE shark attack that has occurred at Rincon.  You’ll be hard-pressed to do so, because there aren’t any.  There have been occasional sightings, and what that tells us is that the sharks are out there (it is the ocean after all) but that they are very good at discriminating between people and their natural prey.  Why don’t you abandon the tabloid-style, crap reporting, and provide your readers with some intelligent and accurate information.  What, exactly is your angle, are you just trying to clear the lineup?

    • Seesfarther

      I too would like to see a legit (documented) account of a shark attack at Rincon.  I would also like to see some verification that the “Shark Warning” poster was put up by Fish and Wildlife.  There appear to be old staple holes in the paper?  Anybody could pull staples and repost a poster like that at their choice of locations quite easily.  It might even cut down the crowd.

  • Whenzer

    If governmental authorities had any responsibility at all, they would immediately close Rincon beach.   The waters are DANGEROUS DANGEROUS DANGEROUS.

    • abcdefg

      You are a fool. I hope I see you out there the next time I visit. I will drop in on you because you are a tool.

  • Joseph

    Martin – I am so thankful you take the time to update this desperately needed resource. My grandmother, from Iowa, is coming to visit me for the first time since I moved close to Santa Barbara last year. I was sure I was going to take her to Rincon to enjoy wading and maybe even try surfing – but not now. NO way will I expose myself or my loved ones to this shark feeding zone.
    Bless you Martin, Bless you!

    • http://www.fearbeneath.com Martin Brody

      Joseph, thank you for taking the time to comment. It seems that so many have negative attitudes toward our website these days, so it’s always nice to see some positive remarks from a life that we’ve directly affected. We truly believe in public education here at the Fear Beneath and work hard every day to save lives, but I guess some folks just don’t want to be educated.

      Cheers, Martin

    • http://www.fearbeneath.com Martin Brody

      Joseph, thank you for taking the time to comment. It seems that so many have negative attitudes toward our website these days, so it’s always nice to see some positive remarks from a life that we’ve directly affected. We truly believe in public education here at the Fear Beneath and work hard every day to save lives, but I guess some folks just don’t want to be educated.

      Cheers, Martin

    • http://www.fearbeneath.com Martin Brody

      Joseph, thank you for taking the time to comment. It seems that so many have negative attitudes toward our website these days, so it’s always nice to see some positive remarks from a life that we’ve directly affected. We truly believe in public education here at the Fear Beneath and work hard every day to save lives, but I guess some folks just don’t want to be educated.

      Cheers, Martin