Ocean Beach Surfers Report Shark Sightings

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 … [Read more...]

Newport Beach Shark Sighting

An update from our respected colleagues at The Shark Research Committee. NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA On September 1, 2008 Scott Hubbard was body surfing with several unidentified friends near Chair 6, Island Avenue, Balboa Peninsula, in Newport Beach. It was 5:00 PM and he had been in the water about 1 hour. The sky was clear with a 5 – 10 knot off-shore breeze and an estimated air temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The ocean floor was primarily sand and 7 – 10 feet deep with 2 – 3 … [Read more...]

Decapitated Sea Lion Chums Redondo Beach Break

Decapitated Sea Lion: Ocean Beach Great White Shark Victim?

The Shark Research Committee has posted the following account of a pinniped casualty near Topaz Jetty in Redondo Beach. REDONDO BEACH On August 27, 2008 Cory Kupke was surfing at the Topaz Jetty in Redondo Beach. It was 2:25 PM and he had been in the water about one hour. He had surfed earlier in the day prior to work but returned to the beach about 1:30 PM. The ocean had been glassy at 8:00 AM but a slight wind chop had developed by early afternoon with the swell 2 – 3 feet out of the … [Read more...]

Large Shark Sighting at Bolsa Chica State Beach

Another electrifying tale from the S.R.C.!

Bolsa Chica State Beach The Shark Research Committee has posted the following account of an encounter with an extremely large animal, most likely a Great White Shark (deduced from available evidence - what else would be that size, with that girth?) On August 26, 2008 Karri Lewis reported the following; “My husband, Jim Lewis, and his friend were swimming (training for a triathlon) this morning at about 7:45 AM when they saw something really large and dark swimming under them. My husband … [Read more...]