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Tips for good surf spot in Mexico? (no sharks...)« on: September 15 2009 23:09:00 »
my friend and I are beginners, did five days of introductory surfing in Peniche, Portugal this summer. We want more. We are tough girls, but terrified of sharks. Can anyone recommend a good place to go in Mexico (or maybe a country in Central America is better?) for safe surf with very little chance of sharks? I talked to a friend of mine who claimed that kelp forests are good, that big sharks don't go inside kelp forests. Is this right?
RE: Tips for good surf spot in Mexico? (no sharks...)« Reply #1 on: September 17 2009 08:09:00 »
check out sayulita north of puerto vallarta and south of mazatlan.. its a cute town, reasonably priced, a couple o girls you ought to have a pretty good time.. maz is ok too if you need more city
RE: Tips for good surf spot in Mexico? (no sharks...)« Reply #2 on: October 07 2009 11:10:00 »
Sorry but there are sharks everywhere you surf, you just cant see them and therefor not know they are there. Trust me, you have more to worry about in the water than sharks. Theres large waves, rip currents, huge cleanup sets, drowning, list goes on and on and sharks are pretty low on the list. So you get what I am sayin? Forget about sharks (unless you want to surf in northern california or south africa)..
PS: NO kelp in mainland mexico, the water is warm and tropical.
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RE: Tips for good surf spot in Mexico? (no sharks...)« Reply #3 on: October 08 2009 05:10:00 »
Don't worry about sharks, you are not on their menu. If they do come around you just kick at their nose and they will leave. If they do take a bite it is totally by mistake, they will realize their mistake and let you go. Oops, sorry about that! Your bones are too big for them to digest and they will get serious indigestion from eating you. They realize this and stay away. No worries, sheila.
RE: Tips for good surf spot in Mexico? (no sharks...)« Reply #4 on: October 08 2009 06:10:00 »
Don't surf rivermouths and stay out of murky waters. Be careful of dawn patrols and sunset surftimes. Don't surf near swimming dogs. Wear black and white stripes, this says "Tastes bad" in fish language. If you get a "Creepy" feeling while out in the water, pay attention to that. Ever see underwater videos where fish are on a reef and all of a sudden they all disappear at the same time just before a big predator swims into camera view? That is because all the fish got the vibe that something hungry was coming. Pay attention to your instincts.
Have fun, you will never see the fish that gets you, so why worry about it.