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smegger's photo of Cromer

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Cromer

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Cromer

Date Taken: 17th April 2009. 14942 page views since 17th April 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5ft 6s 47.76°     22
mph
Overcast 50°f
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stylin mike Mar 27, 2010 Rating: 0

I've seen a lot of different arguments on this board, and as a marine biologist I'm pulling rank on this one. The more seals there are in an area, the more likely it is that white sharks will be present as well (assuming you're within the geographical distribution of white sharks). That being said, being surrounded by seals doesn't make you a secondary target for a shark. From below it would be very difficult for a shark to distinguish between a surfer and a seal, and you're bigger, fatter, and slower. You do the math on that one. The bottom line here is that being in the water with a high concentration of seals is going to increase your chances of interaction with a white shark.

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PSALM 77:19 Jul 29, 2009 Rating: 2

Last time I checked this was a picture of a seal what the hell is everyone talking about

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Roger_The_Cabin_boy Apr 24, 2009 Rating: -2

If only I'd brought my club!

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smegger May 4, 2009 Rating: 2

Yeah, pity you didn't mate as your thick skull caved in would have been a big improvement, don't ya think?

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mantis Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 0

I have seen some interesting logic below. The best coming from ratbag. If I understand correctly, the best place to go surfing if you are in great white country is where there is a seal population. I will keep this in mind. Question: where do you stand on the Easter Bunny, is he real?

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Portpipe Apr 23, 2009 Rating: 1

of course, shhhh sqirl might hear you

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tommo Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 0

all you can do is hope the sharks are well fed

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skim machine Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Chillin.

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archibald gruntfuttock Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 4

what the fark are you lot talking about? there arent any sharks in North Norfolk! they were wiped out by the killer crabs.

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Spongerdudette Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

Ahh, its so cute. How could you hurt that.

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Knife on Water Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 2

I see this fucker every time I paddle out and he gives me that same fish eyed stare, like he owns the break. I don't think this dude ever misses a day. Get a job!

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Portpipe Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

this seal safety theory is farsical. with seals being staple diet surely the sharks will hunt them out and eventaully find them. with imminent threat of a shark feeding frenzy and you the only creature in the water that has no capacity for escaping a shark attack. that makes you the main course.

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Shorey Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

Exactly, Great whites eat seals, why on earth would you want to surf with them, thats just dumb. What? Do you think the seals will give you the heads up or something? Maybe take a bullet for you? Who do you think the shark will try and eat when all the seals swim off at high speed and leave you alone in open water?

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Portpipe Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

objection. i think that if you are amoung the seals in a place where you find great whites you may still get bit because the sharks would be looking for their dinner. a for the inshore fishing industry, they just have to protect their stocks better, they are only seals afterall. if we humans can fly to space surely we should be able to keep a seal out of a pen?

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Ratbag Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Yep, surfing with seals is a good thing. They know where the Great Bite Sharks are. Where there are seals there are no toothy monsters ready to bite you in half.

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kernowbysvyken Apr 24, 2009 Rating: 1

you've never seen a documentary about shark attacks on seals then?

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.....SPARTACUS!! Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

I would like to replicate this surfing with the seals no sharks experience but..........i dont have the first damn seal near where I surf.........Ratbag do you think I could keep the sharks away if I paddled out with a bag of chum attached to my leash??

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if theres two theres a few, if theres four theres no... Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

yeah why do you think they put Mandella on Robben Island with all the seals?

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Shorey Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

WHAT?????? in that case go and surf off Seal island in Cape Town and let me know how it goes.

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doublevizion Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 4

If we kill all the seals what are the big whites going to eat? I like surfing around as many seal as possible they can see under water. You are no longer the top of the food chain when you enter the ocean. You do not want to mess with a world that we barely understand look how much we messed up the planet already with our naive ideas about idealism you would not want the ocean to take a shit on us(as if global warming is not bad enough) it covers 2/3 of the planet and where life on land began. I hope every thing is good for those big whities I hope the eat good live in a nice clean environment and generally enjoy their lives which is more than I can say for most humans. I would hate to see a pissed off hungry shark.

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DJ May 22, 2009 Rating: 2

Dumbass. The offshore fishing industry is what's killing the inshore fishing industry. Take your head out your ass and look around.

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kernowbysvyken Apr 24, 2009 Rating: 0

fuck you, piece of shit.

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Shorey Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 2

Rather shoot all the cornwallians and then the seals can live and fish in peace.

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Cull Cull Cull Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -5

Best thing for all seals in COrnwall is a .22 round through their heads, no whales or great whites here either not part of the food chain and destroying too many livelihoods. Plus if you want to 'not mess with nature' why is there a seal sanctuary saves all the pups that naturally would die leaving us with a massive overpopulation!!

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Cadgwith Apr 20, 2009 Rating: -5

The only good seal is a dead seal.They need to be sorted out, there is far to many now.They will finish off the inshore fishing industry in Cornwall.

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Shorey Apr 22, 2009 Rating: -1

Nuh uh. youre a numpty... numpty

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.....SPARTACUS!! Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

OMG you are all 'numpties'! inshore fishing.......have you ever heard of....say......... rivers.....mmmmmmm.....lakes......mmmm........ponds. all of those things exist inshore and have fish in 'em......could there possibly be a connection? nahhhh probably not!

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Easily:HyPn0tiZ3d Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

strong comin from u shorey

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Shorey Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

The fishermen are destroying half of their fish, its their home.

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Shorey Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

No need for insults

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Cull Cull Cull Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

Inshore fishing indrustry in fishing within sight of land still at sea you numpty and employs about 70% of british fishermen, and the seals are destroying half of it in Cornwall!

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Shorey Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

What exactlt is an inshore fishing industry, I normally fish offshore and i am sure most boats do too

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Jay Jay Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Nice to see the lynch mob is still active! Nothing like objective rational thinking eh!?

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Credit Name: Apr 20, 2009 Rating: 0

Seal's with frickin lasers on their heads might have something to say about that u porpoise killer

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Shorey Apr 20, 2009 Rating: -1

What does Heidi see in him, i dont know

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jtw202 Apr 19, 2009 Rating: -5

bring back seal clubing

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zwaager Apr 8, 2010 Rating: -1

come to canada mate! we got it! annual seal hunt! haha

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mantis Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

I thought it was funny JTW.

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locoparasurf Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

LOL : )

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Mel in Florida Apr 20, 2009 Rating: -1

Shorey Lover, i agree

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Shorey Apr 20, 2009 Rating: 1

World would be better off by clubbing you instead.

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eggsandwhich Apr 20, 2009 Rating: 2

Put your flippers in the air..... make some NOISE!!!!

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Major Cow Apr 20, 2009 Rating: 1

haha I'm sure doobie will have something to say about that. are seals kooks too?...

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xu2fu Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 0

Get your head down dude and stop posing for the freakin camera - you've got the mother of all waves Cromer has to offer sneaking up on ya...get on it!!!

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Credit Name: Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 0

needs a bigger board must be hard to paddle that low in the water

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surf like me Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 1

BaaaaaH

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Citysurfboy Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 2

But we're never gonna survive, unless... We get a little crazy No we're never gonna survive, unless... We are a little... Cray...cray...cray...

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Briar Bird Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 3

Real Local. What do you think is too heavy for this guy?

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Mel in Florida Apr 19, 2009 Rating: -1

well hi there!

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seanMo Apr 19, 2009 Rating: -3

I f@cking HATE THEM, wild dogs of the sea, i wish there was a seal whisperer.

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Skywalker Apr 18, 2009 Rating: 1

Woof.

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General Kook Apr 18, 2009 Rating: 1

looks more like Shorey if you ask me

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Shorey Apr 20, 2009 Rating: 0

YAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!

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ADD TO cART Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 1

This is Blubber and flippers not blabber and flippers !

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jackiom Apr 18, 2009 Rating: 1

Meryl streep i can see that to haha

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Macz Apr 18, 2009 Rating: 3

Nice, but don't trust those cold dead eyes, reminds me of Meryl streep in Mama Mia!

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Spongerdudette Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 0

True though Dang innit :)

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dangalow Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 0

ur secondly is my first, and ur first is my second:D and love the bike part Betty Cakes....lol"Easy ride!"

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dangalow Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 0

ur secondly is my first, and ur first is my second:D

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Spongerdudette Mar 28, 2010 Rating: 1

The ''other woman'' as you called them are generally just a load of bikes (easy ride), and you guys ''do stuff'' for your woman coz firstly you want to and secondly it makes life a whole lot easier for you....simple :)

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stylin mike Mar 27, 2010 Rating: 1

Why do guys date women who make them do stuff for sex? I've never understood it. There are plenty of other women you could be with who will fuck you just because they want to fuck you.

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mantis Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

LOL! fair tag on that kiwi and didier

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Didier Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 1

I think what kiwi means is you gotta be kickin urself you admited to everyone on here you watched that shite. ok so we've all been forced to sit thru some terrible films by our other halves... but for the love of god man you dont admit it! its like and unspoken rule!

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Didier Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 2

I think what kiwi means is you gotta be kickin urself you admited to everyone on here you watched that shite. ok so we've all been forced to sit thru some terrible films by our other halves... but for the love of god man you dont admit it! its like and unspoken rule!

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s3xt0y Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 1

Definitely forced to sit through it...got the if you don't...i won't...speech

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Kiwi John Apr 18, 2009 Rating: 0

your so right, and you must be kicking yourself that you even sat through that shite.

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