Surfers were warned on Monday in San Diego County to stay out of the water for at least 24 hours after a Great white shark sighting. Surfer, Brent Manion sighted a shark while surfing around 3 p.m. on Monday at Beacon’s Beach in Leucadia, California. He says is circled around him a few times and went under surf board before heading south.
“I’m shaken up about it. You know, it did a couple circles around me, was checking me out. I’m not too comfortable about that. I kind of froze up for a minute. Then a little wave came through and I was able to catch it. Luckily, I wasn’t as far out as I could have been and was able to get out of the water quick.”
Lifeguards in Encinitas believe the shark sighting was the real deal because of Brent Manion’s description and experience in the waters everyday.
Encinitas lifeguards Sgt. Dave Brown reported:
“He saw the shape of the nose, a dorsal fin and a straight up-and-down tail fin.”
Senior Encinitas ocean lifeguard, Jonathan Strickland says warnings were issued all down the coast and to beachgoers:
“Lifeguards made loudspeaker announcements about the sighting at beaches north and south of where the shark was spotted. A lifeguard on a personal watercraft also was patrolling the ocean area until sundown.”
Strickland also reported that he didn’t know when the last shark sighting occurred in Encinitas.
Chairman of Aquatic Biology at the California Academy of Sciences, John Mccosker says:
“This is to be expected in this season. This is the peak time of the year for white shark attacks on seal, sea lions, and surfers. The white sharks are here.”
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