I can’t believe I’ve missed this, but thirteen days ago a pro-surfer posted the bravest exploratory footage I have ever seen. I must admit I do like sharks, but Chuck Patterson’s under water filming of both a juvenile and adult Great White shark makes him my new God (Sorry Riddick).
Spotting a couple of big jawed scary mother fucking sharks whilst surfing would scare many a man away, but not (my hero) Chuck Patterson, he used it as an opportunity to return the next day armed with his trusty underwater camera. What he recorded… has to be seen to be believed:
The day before I shot this video, i was SUP surfing with a couple friends and 2 sharks circled us for about 15 minutes. the next day, i decided to go back out at around the same time and take my GO PRO HD HERO camera (gopro.com) mounted on a 10 ft pole and do some exploring.
Sure enough within 5 minutes a 9 ft shark came out of no where and circled twice and slapped his tail on my board before disappearing. then a minute later a 7 ft young juvenile Great White swam circles around me for 12 minutes. It was an unreal experience that I will cherish forever. chuckpattersonsports.com