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CA shark attack this week #2897052
01/12/19 03:22 AM
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19 Y/0 Cal Poly student, 50 stitches. Lucky little SOB.

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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.

Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: tenover] #2897066
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This kid reminds me of my good friend Johnny F. He had 180 stitches.

Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite] #2897067
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How Lucky Are You???

Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite] #2897069
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Surfing is like this.

You can have a thousand times.

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

Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite] #2897072
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What I tell myself over the years.

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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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Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: keenfish] #2897082
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As long as you go off the grid. Take the chance, nut up. Stitches are your friend.

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A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy.

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A whole bunch of you CenCal guys are kind of happy

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

Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite] #2897091
01/12/19 05:15 AM
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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?


I knew my eggs was headed for dat big omelette in da sky!
Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite] #2897092
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No arms, no SUP.

Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite] #2897095
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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


You forgot it was STOLEN?!
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leaverite you're on a roll this evening


"The size / dimensions don't matter. What does matter is that it's flammable. Because you should set it on fire and get a real surfboard" Witchipoo
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Just doing my part.

Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite] #2897103
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It would be cool it that guy was Judge Wapner's grandson.

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

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



BOOM.

Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite] #2897149
01/12/19 02:36 PM
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Went surfing up in that area a couple days after that. Thinner than usual crowds (aka nobody else out).

Makes sense now.

Dudes from PV.

Wonder if he was a Bay Boy.


No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn

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Girls are probably into guys who get attacked by sharks and arent horribly maimed

Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Leaverite] #2897263
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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...

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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.

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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

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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?


My entire existence is a failed gotcha
Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Duffy] #2898364
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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.

Dudes from PV.

Wonder if he was a Bay Boy.


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

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This actually made me laugh out loud

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Re: CA shark attack this week [Re: Duffy] #2899028
01/16/19 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted By: Duffy
Makes sense now.

Dudes from PV.

Wonder if he was a Bay Boy.


The shark was just being territorial. Locals only.

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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.

Dudes from PV.

Wonder if he was a Bay Boy.


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


Santa Barbara Valley?


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

Dudes 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. Ive seen people get the localism treatment quite a few times.


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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.

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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.

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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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