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Templater's photo of Hale'iwa

I felt like I was being watched.

Average rating of 4.33 from 45 votes

Hale'iwa

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Hale'iwa

Date Taken: 7th October 2010. 17033 page views since 16th October 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
1.8ft 10s 331.88° 1ft 6s   6 13 mph Mostly Clear 76°f
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pland Nov 27, 2010 Rating: 3

like i read magazine a long time ago,a shark bite is no different than your average chain saw accident

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MrMrShort Nov 19, 2010 Rating: 1

Sh*t!! Looks like one hungery mother!!

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Mel in Florida Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 2

"We're gonna need a bigger boat"

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sqirl Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 2

little known shark fact......they have two weiners!

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psalm 77:19a May 25, 2011 Rating: 1

Shark fact 3 they scare the shit out of me,

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Spongerdudette Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 1

Oi leave it out Coelocanth, you cheeky thing ;)

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Coelacanth Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 1

It's a 'guy' thing...like stand up surfing!...You wouldn't understand!=0

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Spongerdudette Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 1

Interesting link there Coelocanth. But why did that guy insist on ''fishing'' for the shark. Because to me it just caused distress to the shark and luckily only a minor injury to the other guy....sometimes it pays to leave things alone and look from afar!

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Coelacanth Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

There were many reasons young Sqirl hated that job of his on the SC commercial shark-fishing boat; The captain with anger-management issues, the crummy hours, the often foul weather, the poor benefits, the low ratio of hot babe secretaries in low cut blouses and short skirts, the lack of scintillating conversations & cameraderie with co-workers, the likelihood of losing appendages, his low rank(even below cabin-boy)in the pecking order. While others got to slice off fins...he was stuck with the task of weiner removal.

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Coelacanth Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

There were many reasons young Sqirl hated that job of his on the SC commercial shark-fishing boat; The captain with anger-management issues, the crummy hours, the often foul weather, the poor benefits, the low ratio of hot babe secretaries in low cut blouses and short skirts, the lack of scintillating conversations with co-workers, the likelihood of losing appendages, his low rank(even below cabin-boy)in the pecking order. While others got to slice off fins...he was stuck with the task of weiner removal.

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Coelacanth Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

There were many reasons young Sqirl hated that job of his on the SC commercial shark-fishing boat; The captain with anger-management issues, the crummy hours, the often foul weather, the poor benefits, the low ratio of hot babe secretaries in low cut blouses and short skirts, the likelihood of losing appendages, his low rank(even below cabin-boy)in the pecking order. While others got to slice off fins...he was stuck with the task of weiner removal.

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Coelacanth Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

With beach 'buddies' like these, who needs enemies?...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iC5pGZkhew

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Get Joggly Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 3

Don't you have two weiners sqirl ? And aren't they in quarantine right now , getting checked for disease ? Never take them swimming now here in Oz , thats the truth ! That also includes a whole lot of new wetsuit rules. Firstly always hang them up to dry. Best keep them on a tight chain at all times ! We are still talking about the same thing aren't we ?

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Get Joggly Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

Don't you have two weiners sqirl ? And aren't they in quarantine right now , getting checked for disease ? Never take them swimming now here in Oz , thats the truth ! That also includes a whole lot of new wetsuit rules. Firstly always hang them up to dry. Best keep the on a tight chain at all times ! We are still talking about the same thing aren't we ?

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Get Joggly Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

Don't you have two weiners sqirl ? And aren't they in quarantine right now ? Never take them swimming now here in Oz , thats the truth ! That also includes a whole lot of new wetsuit rules. Firstly always hang them up to dry. Best keep the on a tight chain at all times ! We are still talking about the same thing aren't we ?

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soutie Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 3

thats why i surf in a dry suit

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Dood Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 7

Shark Fact #2:Sharks will only attack you when you're wet

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yak Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

All I can think of contributing to this amazing photo: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StopSharkFinning or http://www.stopsharkfinning.net/

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Gawie Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 2

Its not real, sharks are myths or at least thats what i tell myself when i paddle out in the fals bay coast where sharks fly and fucken fisherman catch these monsters for sport......

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Coelacanth Apr 3, 2011 Rating: 1

How could I have missed this nugget? +1

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soutie Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 2

the sharks are real cuz, its the bay thats not.

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Portpipe Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 0

sharks - orcs of the sea. if they could talk it would definitly be with a cockney accent

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Portpipe Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 3

http://lookpic.com/c1/i2/2283/dJwMrmuy.jpeg

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Portpipe Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 0

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Younes Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 0

Oh! How cuuuuute...

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the vanity project Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 0

Has that shark had a massive hernia or what?

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Harv Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Thats its tail curving out behind...

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soutie Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 2

no, those are what we call "fins".

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Marcus_85 Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 1

Its a galapogos shark if i'm not mistaken? Taken from inside a cage just a bit out from the harbour. I know this because i've done this trip. Its a blast and its awesome to see them up close but its no man-eater everyone, this sub-species has never attacked a human.

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Coelacanth Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

The following text in quotations is C&P'd from 'Sharks Of Hawaii'...http://www.aloha.com/~lifeguards/sharintr.html..."While any shark may be potentially dangerous, only a few species of Hawaiian sharks are known to attack people. They include the Tiger, Galapagos, Gray Reef and Scalloped Hammerhead. The latter two appear to attack only when provoked. The Tiger and Galapagos are most aggressive".

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Coelacanth Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 0

Sorry Marcus...It may be a Galapagos shark instead of a Tiger shark...but they ARE considered aggressive to humans in Hawaii...http://www.aloha.com/~lifeguards/sharimgs.html#gala...and HAVE been caught with human remains(man's hand)inside in the Caribbean(1960's)...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal,_unprovoked_shark_attacks_in_the_United_States...This USA fatal shark attacks list makes for some gruesome reading even though it is kinda clinical. The first one on the list just happened today in California. The second was a friend of mine I'd surfed with the day before.

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Portpipe Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

its frank butcher!

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Portpipe Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

its a cockney salesman!

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USAFsurfer Oct 19, 2010 Rating: 5

It's a shark

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lusitano69 Oct 19, 2010 Rating: -1

It's a Tiger shark!

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lusitano69 Oct 19, 2010 Rating: 0

It's a Tiger shark!

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Coelacanth Oct 19, 2010 Rating: 0

I think you are right Marcus, about it being a Galapagos shark. I had to do a little Googling to learn a lot more about them. I didn't know they were such a big deal with cage diving operations, especially in Hawaii. Or that they were so widely distributed throughout all the worlds ocean's tropical zones. I had previously thought they were only found around the Galapagos Islands. They may not be man-eaters, but that doesn't mean they've never attacked humans, accidentally or otherwise, before. They are in the requiem family of tropical sharks, which includes tiger sharks, bull sharks, dusky sharks, spinner sharks, etc. Spinner sharks are in the same genus...Carcharhinus...as Galapagos sharks...and are extremely common here in Florida. Spinners, which don't get quite as big as Galapagos sharks(I think), are not considered man-eaters either...but they probably account for most of the accidental attacks on people here...mistaking feet and hands for baitfish, usually in murky or low visibilty water/conditions. It happened to me 2 years ago. I'd be very surprised if a Galapagos shark hasn't accidentally bitten/attacked someone somewhere in tropical or sub-tropical waters while feeding on baitfish. It is usually hard to positively identify the attacking species though, given that most are lightning fast hit and run mistakes, like mine was, and are over before the 'victim' even realizes what has happened.

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maxscab Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 0

I agree humans do kill far too many of these big fish, however try looking one in the eye and think they are not dangerous! You carry on thinking that, while he's chewing your face off! Down fish, Bad fishy!

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maxscab Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 0

Chondrichthyes (pronounced /kɒnˈdrɪkθi.iːz/) or cartilaginous FISHES are jawed FISH with paired fins, paired nares, scales, two-chambered hearts, and skeletons made of cartilage rather than bone. Cartilaginou is the greek word for the class that includes such FISHES as stingrays, SHARKS, and chimaeras. In the word by word translation, 'chondr-' refers to cartilage that totally replaces bone in such FISHES. FACT.

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USAFsurfer Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 0

which in German translation means "a whales vagina".

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Mel in Florida Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 2

pronouced skjnfwlkjenfblahblah in russian or something..

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soutie Oct 19, 2010 Rating: 6

saying "(pronounced /kɒnˈdrɪkθi.iːz/) " doesnt help me at all.

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Sven Grossenbacher Oct 18, 2010 Rating: -9

The scariest thing about this picture is reading your comments! You call yourself surfers - but you do not know nothing about the ocean - sorry to tell you - a shark is not a fish to start with and secondly they are not very dangerous as since 1580 (430 years ago) there were 442 fatal shark attacks documented which is about 1 per year - on the other hand we kill over 50 Mio sharks a year. So you are scared of sharks - you must be out of your mind - or do you all still believe in witches?

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david puddy Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 0

bro what are you talking about

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Sven Grossenbacher Oct 18, 2010 Rating: -3

right - that was a bit quick with not being a fish - it just upsets me on how many surfers still talk scary stories about sharks instead of telling how their behavior really is... There are many animals which live in the water but do not belong to the bony fish such as salmon, trout or cod. Since all of these animals live in the water, they have adapted themselves to their environment in similar ways. For example, dolphins and whales are mammals, but very much resemble bony fish. Sharks also resemble bony fish, but their line of development separated them hundreds of millions of years ago (approx. 400 million) from that of the bony fish through, for example, the development of five to seven gill-slits per side. Their intestinal tract, the so-called valvular intestine, also differs considerably from that of bony fish. In addition, sharks have specialties such as the ampullae of Lorenzini (electrosensors) and dermal denticles. One important difference gave the entire class its name. The skeleton of sharks, rays and chimera is made of cartilage, that is why they are called cartilage fish, as opposed to bony fish.

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fenn Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 1

Meatblade FYI your a legend

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fenn Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 0

Meatball. Your a total legend

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meatblade Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 3

FYI a shark is a fish. Belonging to the class Chondrichthyes or cartilaginous fishes. Subclass elasmobranchii includes sharks, skates, and rays. Soooo, might want to read up before you come down on others

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chack Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 2

Great photo, brave is the guy who shot that one.

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Coelacanth Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 3

Tiger Shark: If I don't find a turtle soon...I'll be baaaack.

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Jim Beam Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 1

This picture gives me the willies.

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C*nt! Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 1

"I felt Like I was Being Watched" - Thats because you probably were. Cool shot of an awesome fish.

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spookrider Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 2

Hellooooooooo

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I love beef curtains me !! Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 3

The only advice i can offer here is engage the thumbs ready for some serious eye poking!!!

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USAFsurfer Oct 19, 2010 Rating: 1

#4 all the way

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ben59 Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 0

Love the 'do an impression' line. pure class. outloud funny.

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Dood Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 23

...Or, try oneof the following options: 1) Distract it with a card trick or a game of Top Trumps 2) Suggest that you would not be good for it's digestive system and instead offer it a Yakult 3) Challenge it to a race to the top of the beach (works best when the tide is right out) 4) Do an impression of an even bigger shark. However, the accent is really tricky to pull off so this should be left as a last resort

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aliwoon Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 0

i sax you dont try to go away

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Potjiekos Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 2

Awesome awesome creatures. Don't know why but diving with them is a lot less scary than surfing. Probably because being on the surface is like jumping onto their it's plate. But a shark dive is really great.

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