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Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« on: August 23, 2017, 05:20:56 PM »
Well, Our own Mr Big ....Who was found face down in the water ...what a year or two ago?,    with CPR revival....pacemaker and defibrillator now :in place, had another "brush" this am:

Mid tide plenty of light, and the shark picks him as the first bonafide attack of the 2017 season....Kicking off a Cape Cod media frenzy

Dude has a degree in Theology...must have gotten straight A's  !!!

Get's a Wall- Hanger out of the deal too  !!!!

I tried to surf Marconi this pm.....get there as the tides dropping....5 news trucks in the parking lot, and it would have been painful to try and dodge the media to get some knee high, so i went to another break

Biggie...Don't sell yourself short....you get 15 minutes of fame.....!   $10,000 per Entertainment tonite type interview....Have them fly you to the Today show   I'll be your agent
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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 05:38:16 PM »
Jeeeezzz.... Biggy. What did you eat for breakfast? What deodorant were you wearing? What sunblock? He must have had some attraction. 

Eatable underwear? Open cuts? To many Gin and Tonics the night before? 

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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 05:39:58 PM »
Some props to King's Dave Daum for making such a solid yet lightweight board, here's a pic of local authorities doing a little investigation on the board while Clev gets interviewed himself..... maybe we'll see him on a special episode of Shark Week next year!

I was talking to him as he was pulling into his driveway, he says "oh crap they found me", a dozen or so news trucks and reporters waiting for him.

And of course he tells the news.... "yeah I'll be back surfing tomorrow if there's waves"!!
« Last Edit: August 23, 2017, 05:45:47 PM by PDLSFR »
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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 05:40:16 PM »
Yes Big guy.... grab the gold ring.... make them pay for your next round of boards!
That, and the powerball ticket you should buy.

Glad you are rocking the airwaves instead of the emergency room  :)

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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 06:08:38 PM »
how big was it? were you standing?  or sitting ?  if standing   did you fall in?  lets hear the story!!!!
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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 07:14:27 PM »
I know! I want to hear all the details.
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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 07:17:46 PM »
Supposedly it was only a 5-7 footer, just a juvy. Kinda scary when you think about how much larger the bite radius would be if it was that sharks mom. He told me he was paddling back out and was transitioning from prone to standing when it hit.

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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 07:37:01 PM »
Meanwhile somewhere out in the Atlantic, little Bobby, a juvenile GW, tells his story to his big brother Bill, "I was going for a Bluefish, when out of nowhere ..." :D

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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2017, 07:48:19 PM »
Wow! A real close call. But look on the bright side. You're like a cat with nine lives. So you've got seven more lives left.
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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 09:38:30 PM »
Supposedly it was only a 5-7 footer, just a juvy. Kinda scary when you think about how much larger the bite radius would be if it was that sharks mom. He told me he was paddling back out and was transitioning from prone to standing when it hit.

Probably pulses from his defibrillator keeping an eye on his ticker. Made the poor sharks Ampullae of Lorenzini go ZING!

It's not all that easy to estimate a shark size from the bite arc, and that bite, in particular, doesn't look like a full depth bite. More like taking a nibble out of chocolate to see what the filling is. Probably bigger than 5-7 but that's just a guess. The little guys are much more interested in fish. their teeth aren't long enough or strong enough to go after seals, or even King boards.
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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 10:17:20 PM »
This bite in Humbolt is 16" inches across from an estimated 15 foot Great White.

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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 11:20:12 PM »
Can you be sure it wasn't an ex-wife?
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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2017, 12:34:25 AM »
Supposedly it was only a 5-7 footer, just a juvy.

Be interesting to hear the size estimate the experts give.  Sure they have some sort of formula based on radius, depth and spacing of toothmarks, etc.  I'm certainly no expert, but my $0.02 is that there's no way a 5' shark did that.  Think Big dodged a much larger bullet than that!

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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 03:07:42 AM »
Heres an updated video from an interview he did with the news last night:

http://whdh.com/news/shark-bites-into-paddleboard-off-coast-of-wellfleet/

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Re: Zoner Elite Status....9 Lives Minus 2
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2017, 09:39:34 AM »
Went to Marconi to grovel on my new 104 liter Accelerator sinkah. Water was cold and mungy.

Paddled over to my usual spot to the right. Friends in the water and surf school getting ready to hit it.

Caught a couple.

Turned to paddle back out in my prone style and was just starting to stand and BOOM!

Felt like being hit by a truck while riding a bike. Board hit my leg so hard I thought I had ruined the reconstruction. My right leg is not my best feature.

Did not fall off. Turned and paddled faster than Connor B.

There were 30 kids from Sacred Surf School close by and my only thought was to get them out of the water without panic. Mission accomplished.

Lifeguards, Rangers, TV, Helicopters, craziness !

The finale was when I got home and dealt with an army of reporters and big trucks with lots of dishes and such.

Am so thankful to God that nobody was really hurt and for support received from many many people.
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