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#2897052 - 01/11/19 10:22 PM CA shark attack this week
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Registered: 12/18/17
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Loc: Central Cal
SLO county, Monatgna Del Oro.

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

15+' GW.


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#2897055 - 01/11/19 10:41 PM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite]
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Montaa 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 didnt 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 wasnt 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 werent life threatening, and he was already talking about getting back out into the water to surf again sometime soon.

A photo of Colligans 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 didnt 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 Montaa 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 hasnt seen one there personally, and that August through March tends to be the season for them.

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#2897066 - 01/11/19 11:01 PM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: tenover]
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Registered: 12/18/17
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Loc: Central Cal
This kid reminds me of my good friend Johnny F. He had 180 stitches.

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#2897067 - 01/11/19 11:02 PM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite]
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Registered: 12/18/17
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Loc: Central Cal
How Lucky Are You???

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#2897069 - 01/11/19 11:13 PM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite]
Leaverite Offline
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Registered: 12/18/17
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Loc: Central Cal
Surfing is like this.

You can have a thousand times.

But you never know when its your going to be your time.

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#2897072 - 01/11/19 11:20 PM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite]
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Loc: Central Cal
What I tell myself over the years.

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#2897080 - 01/11/19 11:49 PM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite]
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Loc: Trona
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.
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#2897082 - 01/11/19 11:59 PM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: keenfish]
Leaverite Offline
Michael Peterson status
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Registered: 12/18/17
Posts: 2910
Loc: Central Cal
As long as you go off the grid. Take the chance, nut up. Stitches are your friend.

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#2897084 - 01/12/19 12:06 AM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: keenfish]
Leaverite Offline
Michael Peterson status
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Registered: 12/18/17
Posts: 2910
Loc: Central Cal
A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy.

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#2897088 - 01/12/19 12:12 AM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: keenfish]
Leaverite Offline
Michael Peterson status
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Registered: 12/18/17
Posts: 2910
Loc: Central Cal
A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy

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

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#2897091 - 01/12/19 12:15 AM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite]
HarryLopez Offline
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Registered: 01/16/07
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Loc: Neck deep
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?
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#2897092 - 01/12/19 12:18 AM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite]
Leaverite Offline
Michael Peterson status
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Registered: 12/18/17
Posts: 2910
Loc: Central Cal

No arms, no SUP.

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#2897095 - 01/12/19 12:26 AM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite]
grapedrink Online   happy
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Registered: 05/21/11
Posts: 6393
Loc: A Beach
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
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You forgot it was STOLEN?!

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#2897096 - 01/12/19 12:33 AM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: grapedrink]
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Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 22484
Loc: Tower 13
leaverite you're on a roll this evening
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#2897101 - 01/12/19 12:38 AM Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: silentbutdeadly]
Leaverite Offline
Michael Peterson status
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Registered: 12/18/17
Posts: 2910
Loc: Central Cal
Just doing my part.

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