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Topic: Official GWS Thread  (Read 140533 times)

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I was blasted out of my Cobra Tourer (which is 15' and very heavy) by a GW about 2 years ago off Pescadero - you can search for my post on this forum.  From the bite marks it was estimated to be 10-12', and it hit hard enough to launch me in the water and flip the kayak over.  I climbed on the overturned kayak and remained there like that for quite a while, until my buddy paddled over, and until my heart rate calmed down.  Then I had to get back in the water and flip the boat over - which I did in record time!  I got the nerve to go back out fishing 3 months later in the same area, and was buzzed by an even larger GW - swam alongside of me w/ dorsal fin out of water, spun around bow and i poked him in the back with my rod tip.  I don't kayak fish on the coast here anymore, I fish off boats.


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I was blasted out of my Cobra Tourer (which is 15' and very heavy) by a GW about 2 years ago off Pescadero - you can search for my post on this forum.  From the bite marks it was estimated to be 10-12', and it hit hard enough to launch me in the water and flip the kayak over.  I climbed on the overturned kayak and remained there like that for quite a while, until my buddy paddled over, and until my heart rate calmed down.  Then I had to get back in the water and flip the boat over - which I did in record time!  I got the nerve to go back out fishing 3 months later in the same area, and was buzzed by an even larger GW - swam alongside of me w/ dorsal fin out of water, spun around bow and i poked him in the back with my rod tip.  I don't kayak fish on the coast here anymore, I fish off boats.
Damn!! Seen them up close and personal. That area where you at hold the biggest and baddest GWS. I still fish it  :smt044
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I was blasted out of my Cobra Tourer (which is 15' and very heavy) by a GW about 2 years ago off Pescadero - you can search for my post on this forum.  From the bite marks it was estimated to be 10-12', and it hit hard enough to launch me in the water and flip the kayak over.  I climbed on the overturned kayak and remained there like that for quite a while, until my buddy paddled over, and until my heart rate calmed down.  Then I had to get back in the water and flip the boat over - which I did in record time!  I got the nerve to go back out fishing 3 months later in the same area, and was buzzed by an even larger GW - swam alongside of me w/ dorsal fin out of water, spun around bow and i poked him in the back with my rod tip.  I don't kayak fish on the coast here anymore, I fish off boats.
Welcome to the "BLASTED" club!......good to read that no blood was shed and that you escaped physically unharmed. I continued to fish the area the following year, but it was not fun there anymore, mentally.
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Last Wednesday at the Farallons - from Coastside, photos by Seadevil. Taxman vs furbag. Estimated at 15’
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Another kayaker attacked by GWS in Cambria this morning. Waiting to hear the details.
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A lil something I found on another forum about the Cambria attack

https://www.refugeforums.com/threads/white-shark-attack-today.1052153/
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According to the photos, the guy was wearing a GoPro
Pics? Video?
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Was there another one off Carmel yesterday (10/26)? A local came down to SWS launch around noon and claimed there was an attack around 9-10am off Carmel Beach, but I didn't see anything anywhere to confirm. It was the guy with the smart car looking BMW electirc subcompact that I see pretty regularly at the launch so seemed credible. He didn't say where he heard it from.
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