Alright, so everything went great with my new board, it was darn hard but all worth it for those 2 perfect waves. Thats right , just 2 for today, the rest was spent getting out past the break. But it was so worth it. So everything was going great and then i suddenly realised, Im in Cape Town. In Cape Town there are great white sharks . And im sorta scared now. Not scared enough to keep me out of the water, but id really like to know a couple things about the sharks just so im aware, I couldnt find the answer to these anywhere else, so im hoping somebody on here has some experience or knowledge with great whites. So here are the questions:
1. Will they come into water that it only chest-just under head high?
2. What should you do if you see a shark very close to you, far away, or attacking another person?
3. What should you do if a shark attacks you, and you are in the water alone?
4. is there some sort of time of the day that is a better time to surf in, at a point when its less likely to be sharks?
Im not too worried, because the beach I go to has a shark spotters programme, check it out here : http://sharkspotters.org.za/
if you want .
But most of the time they have the black flag up, which means that they cant really see, so that sorta scares me.
This is in no way discouraging me, I would just feel a little safer in the water if i knew those things.
PS. i am trying to get some friends or family to come with me in the water, which would also help, but none of my friends are as close the beach as me, and only go like 1nce every 2 weeks so thats not enough, and my parents are often very busy. And just drop me off at the beach and then sit in the car and do work. They obviously do check up on me, but just from the car, so its not like they could help if i was attacked. Thanks for any help, please dont post something if your not absolutely sure its a fact. Shot oaks..