This kid had a surfboard.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
An Australian surfer's leg rope <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2008-09-08-shark_N.htm" target="_blank">got hooked on a large shark</a>, resulting in an unexpected wild ride at sea.
For landlocked countries like Germany, who only have a northern coast without particularly great waves, inlet surfing is probably as good a ten as you're going to hang (or however the surfer lingo goes) as you're going to get.
Bethany Hamilton's story is well-known: as a young teen, she was attacked by a shark while surfing, resulting in the loss of her left arm.
This is San Jose Sharks fan Adrian Ruiz, celebrating after he got tickets to Game 3 of last year's Western Conference Semifinals.
This guy was just lying on top of his surfboard -- not even in the water, really -- when CHOMP, oh hey, there's a fucking shark attached to my thigh.
Todd Endris is back in the water and surfing again less than three months after a shark attack nearly killed him.
The guy who rides the wave from this crumbling glacier gives a nice little speech on camera after his feat.
On Friday I shared with you the misadventures of <a href="../post.phtml?pk=3125">the HobOlympics</a> at Venice Beach, and although the games have since closed, the <a href="http://www.venicesurfreport.com/2007/06/venice-pier-surf-report-june-18-2007.html" target="_blank">Venice Surf Report</a> notes that the hobo-athletes are already training for the next event.