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CA shark attack this week

Posted By: Leaverite

CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 03:22 AM

SLO county, Monatgna Del Oro.

19 Y/0 Cal Poly student, 50 stitches. Lucky little SOB.

15+' GW.

Posted By: tenover

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 03:41 AM

Montaña de Oro State Park Ranger Supervisor Robert Colligan told The Tribune the attack took place about 10 a.m. on 19-year-old Cal Poly student Nick Wapner.

Wapner, originally from Palos Verdes near Los Angeles, was interviewed by a state park ranger at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, where he received medical treatment for bites to both of his legs, Colligan said.

He said Wapner was “shaken up” by the incident but was able to describe an estimated 15-foot-long great white shark with an 18-inch dorsal fin clamping down on his right ankle and then all the way up to his left thigh.

Wapner was able to kick at the shark and free himself, according to Colligan, and the shark didn’t penetrate through his limbs.

“It may have been kind of an exploratory bite, as sharks will sometimes do,” Colligan said. “The shark might have bitten, and then realized it wasn’t what it was looking for and let go.”

Colligan said Wapner received about 50 stitches to close his wounds.


“He had a couple of deep wounds,” Colligan said. “The injuries weren’t life threatening, and he was already talking about getting back out into the water to surf again sometime soon.”

A photo of Colligan’s board with a half-ring of teeth marks was posted by the local surfing organization Still Frothy, and widely shared on social media.

Colligan said Wapner was surfing with about three friends, who were nearly to shore when the incident happened and didn’t witness the attack.

The waves were about 4 to 5 feet high, and Wapner was about 100 yards offshore, Colligan said.

No local agency responded to the incident because Wapner got himself to the hospital by car, Colligan said. State Parks found out about the incident about 2 p.m. and then dispatched a ranger to interview the surfer.

Colligan said warning signs about the attack have been posted from Morro Strand State Beach to Montaña de Oro, but people may enter the water at their own risk.

Central Coast Surfboards Manager Corbett Horn told The Tribune by phone that other surfers have spotted sharks at Sandspit, though he hasn’t seen one there personally, and that August through March tends to be the season for them.
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 04:01 AM

This kid reminds me of my good friend Johnny F. He had 180 stitches.
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 04:02 AM

How Lucky Are You???
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 04:13 AM

Surfing is like this.

You can have a thousand times.

But you never know when its your going to be your time.
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 04:20 AM

What I tell myself over the years.
Posted By: keenfish

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 04:49 AM

It's a game of odds.

The longer you play the sooner you become the loser.

If you surf you will die by horrific shark attack. Be ready. It's only a matter of time.
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 04:59 AM

As long as you go off the grid. Take the chance, nut up. Stitches are your friend.
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 05:06 AM

A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy.
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 05:12 AM

A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy

Unless your arms and legs get bitten off and you are a torso.
Posted By: HarryLopez

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 05:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Leaverite
A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy

Unless your arms and legs get bitten off and you are a torso.


How many 'Bob' handles are allowed?
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 05:18 AM


No arms, no SUP.
Posted By: grapedrink

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 05:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Leaverite
A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy.

Wouldn't wish that on anyone. That place always gives me the spooks drowning shark
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 05:33 AM

leaverite you're on a roll this evening
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 05:38 AM

Just doing my part.
Posted By: _____

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 05:53 AM

It would be cool it that guy was Judge Wapner's grandson.
Posted By: Bosscachil

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 10:53 AM

Sir Snufalugafus/OG BosscaChill is back. All you cats that think you got legendary status ain't shit, What-
Posted By: Bosscachil

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 10:55 AM

Who got that Lobster thread that gonna school all these Young Bloods______



BOOM.
Posted By: Duffy

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 02:36 PM

Went surfing up in that area a couple days after that. Thinner than usual crowds (aka nobody else out).

Makes sense now.

Dude’s from PV.

Wonder if he was a Bay Boy.
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 02:48 PM

Girls are probably into guys who get attacked by sharks and aren’t horribly maimed
Posted By: tsenn

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 06:39 PM

I used to kneeboard that spot when I lived up there...never crossed my mind back then...now, kicking around with fins on out there...no way...
Posted By: obslop

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/12/19 08:20 PM

there was another attach at that same spot maybe 5-6 years ago. few times i surfed there and spot to the south alone i was wishing someone would join me.
Posted By: rice

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/14/19 05:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Leaverite
A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy

Unless your arms and legs get bitten off and you are a torso.


What? foreheadslap
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/14/19 06:12 PM

Originally Posted By: HarryLopez
Originally Posted By: Leaverite
A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy

Unless your arms and legs get bitten off and you are a torso.


How many 'Bob' handles are allowed?

Matt?
Art?
Posted By: Leaverite

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/15/19 05:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Duffy
Went surfing up in that area a couple days after that. Thinner than usual crowds (aka nobody else out).

Makes sense now.

Dude’s from PV.

Wonder if he was a Bay Boy.


I wonder if sharks can smell The Valley on you???
Posted By: kitelow

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/16/19 03:10 AM



This actually made me laugh out loud
Posted By: sd_101

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/16/19 09:51 AM

Originally Posted By: Duffy
Makes sense now.

Dude’s from PV.

Wonder if he was a Bay Boy.


The shark was just being territorial. Locals only.
Posted By: Duffy

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/17/19 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Leaverite
Originally Posted By: Duffy
Went surfing up in that area a couple days after that. Thinner than usual crowds (aka nobody else out).

Makes sense now.

Dude’s from PV.

Wonder if he was a Bay Boy.


I wonder if sharks can smell The Valley on you???


Santa Barbara Valley?
Posted By: Duffy

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/17/19 01:27 PM

Originally Posted By: sd_101
Originally Posted By: Duffy
Makes sense now.

Dude’s from PV.

Wonder if he was a Bay Boy.


The shark was just being territorial. Locals only.


It does get a little tense up there sometimes. I’ve seen people get the localism treatment quite a few times.
Posted By: npsp

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/17/19 03:44 PM

My 18YO grew up with and is good friends with one of the kids that was surfing with Wapner when he was hit. I believe he was the one who took the pics posted on still frothy. Luckily my sons friend is a Del Mar lifeguard and was able to provide first aid on the scene before driving him to the hospital.
Posted By: RemyXO

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/17/19 05:25 PM

I saw pics of the lacerations on his leg, they were minor actually. A lot less injury than what I imagined, given the size of the GWS. Just wanted a taste, lucky for the kid.
Posted By: rice

Re: CA shark attack this week - 01/17/19 05:30 PM

Originally Posted By: npsp
My 18YO grew up with and is good friends with one of the kids that was surfing with Wapner when he was hit. I believe he was the one who took the pics posted on still frothy. Luckily my sons friend is a Del Mar lifeguard and was able to provide first aid on the scene before driving him to the hospital.


smile2 applause

Been surfing over there plenty lately, but not this past week or so.
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