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SURF NEWS Photographer Dale Kobetich survives a dramatic shark encounter by using courage and calmness
February 17, 2010
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Surfline Ed 02/20/2010 08:33 AM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Nickname
Hey guys, Thanks for your comments. Shutting 'em down. Stand by for the full story this weekend. --Ed
Coastal Eddie 02/20/2010 08:10 AM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Nickname
Yes, total bogusness. In photo 6 where the shark is "attacking" his eyes should be rolled back and closed, but they are wide open, cause he is dead. Look at how close to the surface he is, he is floating on the top of the water!
chad welden 02/20/2010 07:41 AM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Real Name
this is such obvious BS that i'm questioning the credibility of every other thing on surfline. "once the trust is gone you'll lock the door" (TFP)
Taj 02/20/2010 07:23 AM
Notice how the sharks mouth is in the same position in every shot.
Andrew Westerman 02/19/2010 07:07 PM
Either a brilliant marketing gimmick or a truly hair raising experience. Seems kinda strange the people on the pier are there in some shots but not in others. Water looks really still also, almost like the fish is not moving. Hard to know, guess we well see all in time. Amazing sunrise photo though!
No respect for the game 02/19/2010 06:01 PM
you really think people won't start talking about how you bought a shark
Job 02/19/2010 05:47 PM
Looks like the public, Surfline readers, and paying members all got PUNKED by the photographer. That shark is a dead puppet. 02/19/2010 05:07 PM
FOR those hating on surfline, it wasn't their fault this guy lied. I just found 2 other stories on 2 seperate websites of him telling the story of what happend and its funny because both stories are different. Its like he forgot how he lied. But FOR EVERYONE:THIS IS A DEAD SHARK. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. surfline, your still dope
Matthew Scolinos 02/19/2010 04:21 PM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Real Name
This guy has the spearfishing community in laughter. Anyone who spends enough time in the water spearing will encounter sharks...ahem *live* sharks. Also, look at the photo's backgrounds, a few people casually looking over the railing. And in the "last pass" shot, nobody is there, everyone lost interest in the mako shark attacking the photog. What a tard.
alk 02/19/2010 04:09 PM
there is no sense of movement from the shark. if anyone has ever seen a shark in person or on tv, they do not float lifeless, they thrash around. look at the water around the fin, not even a splash. real shark, but dead. what is dale's motive?
Michael Jones 02/19/2010 03:33 PM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Real Name
I don't think you could get a dead shark to float so perfectly in the water, gills inflated like this. Maybe Dale bought a $70 shark, ate it for breakfast with eggs, then his bad "shark breath" lured this beast in to investigate!???
A 02/19/2010 03:03 PM
Someone help "B" catch up...
troy bertrand 02/19/2010 02:30 PM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Real Name
Dale your chin strap on your hat looks a little tight, loosen it up and come clean.DEAD or ALIVE? Either way, love all your water shots.
Richard B 02/19/2010 01:43 PM
Heya waterdogs.......I don't know if the shark in the photog was staged somehow, but I thought to mention for any interested souls in the crowd that pelagic Lamnid type sharks such as Makos and Great Whites do not have water pumping moving gills like most fish. They bring oxygen bearing water in through open mouth swimming and exhaust it through the gill slits to extract oxygen by way of their forward momentum. Lamnid sharks actually suffocate if unable to swim, such as when captured by a net.
John Salanoa 02/19/2010 01:16 PM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Nickname
Had a friend at SCRIPPS in SD look at the link, he works with sharks and he is saying the Mako is dead. I would say Surfline maybe call SCRIPPS and they would tell you the same.
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