The Fear Beneath introduced the Shark Alert System in the Fall of 2008, as a response to a noticeable increase in shark activity, especially in California, Florida, and Hawaii.
Shark Alerts are in effect for the following areas:
Northern Santa Barbara County, California – Severe Risk, up from Very High, due to Fatal Shark Attack at Surf Beach!
Big Island, Hawaii – Guarded, down from High
Windward Oahu, Hawaii – Elevated, down from High
New Smyrna Beach / Volusia County, Florida – Elevated, down from Severe
Our Shark Alert System only provides general guidelines for safe ocean usage and in no way constitutes an endorsement of safety or a guarantee of danger.
Severe – multiple shark attacks in a 24-hour period.
High – shark attack or aggressive shark encounter within the last 24 hours.
Elevated – shark attacks or sightings from 24 hours to one week ago.
Guarded – shark attack or shark sighting was one week ago to four weeks ago.
Low – there have been no recent shark attacks or sightings.
Please use common sense at all times.