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The Foil Zone => Foil SUP => Topic started by: fatfish on September 20, 2020, 08:00:51 AM

Title: Foil vs Shark
Post by: fatfish on September 20, 2020, 08:00:51 AM
In case you were wondering if the foil under you would protect you from the landlord.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-19/surfer-falls-on-shark-which-bites-his-board-at-cabarita-beach/12677742
Title: Re: Foil vs Shark
Post by: red_tx on September 20, 2020, 09:14:17 AM
I consider this frequently, especially since I am the only one out where I foil. No surfers, no foilers, just folks walking on the beach. I could see a shark taking a swipe as the wings might look like a fish. I also feel that if it did not stop the shark, it may get lodged in her mouth. Would suck to be bitten, and or to lose an entire foil rig as it swims away with it stuck in its mouth.
Crazy that the carbon fiber grabbed that tooth.
-red
Title: Re: Foil vs Shark
Post by: supfoo on September 20, 2020, 05:35:28 PM
If nothing else, I feel like it gives me some separation from what I want to be away from. Not exactly sure it will do anything to prevent an attack.
That must have been a horrible experience. :-\
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