Yeah so I was out surfing somewhere near LA a while back. The waves weren’t exactly firing, but I had gotten up for dawn patrol to get some nice glass. I walk about a foot into the water, look down, and in front of me – about 3 feet long is a shark. No doubt about it. Now, I was kind of freaked out but not totally freaked out, but this was my first experience with a real shark.
I had heard that there were sharks in the area. I get back home after a so-so session, and get on wikipedia. So this shark is called a leopard shark, and totally harmless. Poodle-like really. But seeing the fin was enough.