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The mighty Great White Shark conjures up some pretty scary images in the mind just being on dry land and is something many of us wouldn’t want to face in the ocean. One Southern California surfer saw some Great Whites near San Onofre in northern San Diego County when surfing earlier this week. Chuck Patterson, a 41-year-old surfer from Dana Point, returned the next day with his paddle board along with a high-definition camera mounted to a 10-ft. pole catching the extreme predators on camera.
Probing around the murky water, he was able to video what appears to be two separate sharks, an estimated nine-footer and a seven-footer, lurking around his board. The larger shark showed up first, and slapped Patterson’s board with its tail before swimming off. The smaller shark circled his board for 12 minutes.
The SoCal coast is known to be a nursery of sorts for juvenile Great White sharks that typically feed on fish and smaller sharks. For those of you who didn’t get enough during Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” this may hold off your withdrawals for just a tad bit longer.