Two paddle boarders went out off the California coast and were greeted by juvenile great white sharks according to an article.
These paddle boarders weren’t only startled, they became obsessed with these sharks that they went back to the shore to get video cameras. They decided to paddle back out with Go Pro cameras attached to their paddles in order to document the sharks. One shark quickly showed up and soon after there were three circling the two men.
The sharks ended up hanging around the paddle boarders for 45 minutes. One of the guys said how nervous he was at the time, but after a while his fears settled. You initial reaction must be incredible. Being in the presence of one of the most feared predators of the sea, I find it remarkable these guys didn’t panic and they were able to keep their cool.
A paddle board is only so big and can be tipped very easily. If the sharks decided to bump the boards, the men could have been knocked off and dangerously exposed. Luckily, the sharks were juvenile, so they were only six feet long or so. If the great whites happened to be bigger and more curious, this story could have taken a wild turn.