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Category Archive for 'California' at Swim At Your Own Risk

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Another Shark Sighting at Stinson Beach… No Swimming This Weekend!


Another shark sighting will keep people out of the waters at Stinson Beach through at least Labor Day.

Last weekend, a surfer spotted an 8 to 10 ft shark — possibly a great white — about 125 yards offshore. Then another shark was sighted Thursday evening around 6:30pm.

Sightings typically prompt an automatic three-day water closing, as sharks generally spend several days feeding in an area.

Officials originally said the waters of Stinson Beach would remain off-limits until Friday, but now they’ve extended the closure through the holiday weekend.

If there are no more sightings over the weekend, the beach will be re-opened Tuesday morning.

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Yo, Todd… Happy Shark Attack Anniversary!


One year ago today, Todd Endris was attacked by a 16 ft shark at Monterey Bay, CA.

Endris was resting on his board when, out of nowhere, he was catapulted 15 feet in the air by a shark. The shark then bit into his back, clamped down, and shook him like a rag doll. The huge shark continued to rip him apart until some dolphin’s showed up and the shark let go.

Endris’ buddies dragged him to shore with a with a 40″ gash on his back. A huge flap of skin was hanging from his body, exposing his spine and internal organs. Ew.

Surgeons spent six hours, 500 stitches and 200 staples putting him back together. After 6 days in the hospital, Endris somehow came out alive. Six weeks later, he was back in the water. You’re a brave man, Todd Endris.

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Shark Sighting Closes California Beach


California’s Stinson Beach has been closed to swimmers and surfers after a great white shark was spotted Sunday night.

The shark, which was eight to 10 feet long, was seen about 7 p.m. about 125 yards from shore.

Warning signs have been posted and the Stinson Beach will remain closed until Friday.

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