As you might know a woman in surfing in Salmon Creek, about sixty five miles north
of San Francisco, was attacked
by a fourteen foot long Great White shark. Despite being bit and dragged under, she, and her fellow surfers, managed to get the shark to release her. She is expected to make a full recovery, despite bites all the way to the bone.
Asked in a interview the next day if she was planing of surfing again she replied, “I’ve been bitten once, what are the odds that I'll be attacked again?”
Other interesting shark facts are that I surf in what is called the Red Triangle, according to Catshark’s Shark Cove
It stretches from Bodega Bay, out to the Farallon Islands and down to the Monterey Bay.
It's name comes because it is the highest documented area in the world for shark attacks. In this area there is a large population of marine mammals such as seals and sea lions. One of the favorite foods of sharks.
According to the local news, the area averages a shark attack slightly more than once a year and averages one fatality per decade.
Note that if you see someone attacked by a shark, you should go to their aid. Sharks will usually bite and release, and the victim can likely die from drowning or blood loss if unassisted. The shark, on the other hand, will realize it’s just taken a bite of primate-on-stick and not seal veal as intended and leave the immediate area slightly chagrined at its mistake. You know, if they had any thought in their head other than “KILL, KILL, KILL”.