Part of New Smyrna Beach is becoming Central Florida’s most dangerous stretch of beach when it comes to sharks. Volusia County leads the state in shark bites and one small part of the beach is the worst of the worst.
So far in 2007, Volusia County has seen 12 shark bites. Ten of them have been just south of the Ponce Inlet jetty, including two over the weekend.
The area is known for two things. It has great waves, which attracts a lot of surfers, and it has a lot of fish, which attracts a lot of sharks. In fact, with the two bites this weekend, Volusia County has now tied its shark bite total for all of last year.
Looks like the sunshine state is the shark attack capital of the world. Last year, 23 people were attacked in Florida.