OPINION: Look sharp, its looking sharky
WITH continuing grey weather, rain and increasingly murky water, most times I've gone for a slide of late, the thought of what lurks beneath has entered my mind.
I can't help it, I've been around the water long enough to know the signs. Lots of fish, deep channels close to shore, with plenty of rain flushing out the creeks and the rivers.
It's just got that sharky feel about it right now. So like most of us, I tell myself to stop thinking about the beasties and just be careful.
I was doing just that the other day when an old salt I trust, paddled over and asked if I'd heard about the ski rider that got hit by a shark at Belongil the day before?
Truth is I hadn't, but I had heard from a few more people of solid salty status that they too have seen a few sharks around lately.
The story is that someone paddling along on a ski at Belongil, had their ski hit quite hard by a decent sized shark last week.
I can neither confirm nor deny this. But I can't say it surprises me much, as we've currently got the kind of conditions that sharks tend to like, especially the Bull Sharks.
Don't panic It's most likely just a one off event. But it's best to be aware that they are around at the moment, so take care out there.
Stay safe, wait your turn, and surf today like you want to surf again tomorrow.