There I was Saturday afternoon way south of Micklers. I was the only one out and very few people were walking around the beach. The mullet were constantly stirring up the water around me. It was getting late and I was waiting on a good wave to take me in. I'm straddling my board looking twords the horizon when I feel a flat rough surface under both my feet and both my legs raise up. At that same time both sides of the water erupt with flapping fins. After the initial shock I realized it was a Manta Ray. Unfortunately the girl on the beach that screamed SHARK! at the top of her lungs didn't. Luckily it wasn't a big deal and thankfully it wasn't a Tiger shark.:hairraiser
Luckily it puckered me up pretty quick. :grin
Saturday we were surfing the same area and a group of porpoises came through launching themselves through the back of the waves. That was really cool to see.
Oh yea, had a blast surfing Saturday although it feels like someone hit me in the sternum with a baseball bat, man am I sore!
Were there any cobes on it???
Oh No! Now you've gone and done it.
What are you laughing about newbie? You're the one with the manatee fetish.
Surfing with the bait?
Shot over the bow!
Was going to give you a call last weekend Trey for some surfing. Have some fresh scallops from Steinhatchee recently. Got some pesto?
Hey Greg, Looks like we'll be getting some more waves soon. I'll give you a call.
No pesto. Basil plants are hurting. Time to start over.
Seems like a good as place as any to share my related stories.
One time when wading with the floppy rod for reds I had to cross a deeper and dirtier area of the flat. As I was walking as fast as possible across it (I don't like wading where I can't see) I stopped to figure out where to go and at that moment something very large went between my legs. Now when I say went between, the **** thing was so big it pushed my legs outward and lifted me up a few inches, which felt like feet. I have no idea what it was, it didn't feel like a shark and I actually never even saw evidence of it in the water. I guess it could have been a ray.
One of my favorites was having to drop a #2 in a river. I jumped in the water to swim to a nice sandy shady spot on shore. As I'm walking into what I thought was a big mud spot, I walked knee level right into a huge manatee that I guess was just sun bathing under water. Needless to say the explosion that occurred when that manatee took off was both in the water and in my pants.
This time of year it's inevitable. It's either pogies or mullet. I've been out before where you couldn't paddle without hitting a fish.
Fingers crossed. Like you I though we were going to have something last Sunday. At least long board.
Funny Stories! I've stepped on many creatures in the water without knowing what the hell they were. :hairraiser
A long time ago I was surfing in a crowd at the poles and about 20' away from me I saw a dolphin hit a guy floating on his board. It hit him and swam away and he just said "nice fishy". It must have hit him on accident.
At least I ain't wearin no thong...:rolleyes
And I'm now into Natty Ice...way more alcohol per volume...I've re-discoverd a buzz again...:Glass