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RE: shark population in costa rica« on: November 17 2006 23:11:00 »
My name is Louis, i run a charter business out of dominical, CR. I spearfish and inshore fish and also run out to furuno bank for the past two years and never encountered a shark of any significant size. Some small reefies, but nothing for surfers to be worried about. On furuno, the water is over 2500 ft deep, lots of marlin and turtles, never saw any sharks in over 100 trips.
rootanoah« Reply #1 on: November 18 2006 21:11:00 »
RE: shark population in costa rica« Reply #2 on: November 19 2006 00:11:00 »
Ha hahahahahahahaha !!! Lol. ...........Thats funny !!!!!!!!
RE: shark population in costa rica« Reply #3 on: November 20 2006 00:11:00 »
Except pigs blood !!! Sharks Hate Pigs blood. They aren't into Pork. Unless it's a Great White, But what are the odds on a great white in Costa Rica ?
RE: shark population in costa rica« Reply #4 on: December 06 2006 00:12:00 »
I am going to CR for the first three weeks of June to do some surfing while my bros learn some Spanish-any tips on where to go? Thanks dudes- and for sure, if a shark starts to attack you go out with a fight bro!
RE: shark population in costa rica« Reply #5 on: January 20 2007 08:01:00 »
I think they like at least the european white blood and not the sunburned blood of Brazilians
So if you meet a Shark just dive your head in the water and scream as loud as you can if it doenst work you have to be calm (without making any nervous movements) and wait.
oh my god my english ist horrible
better stop know
dont take it so seriously^^
RE: shark population in costa rica« Reply #6 on: January 21 2007 01:01:00 »
I had a blast in Costa Rica a few years ago, and I swam from Tortuga Island across to the nearest island (like over a channel...) I didn't get eatten by sharks and from what I'm reading about them, there were probably just white tips, and whale sharks, but I heard some one say hammer head in another blog... wondering if anyone got bit in that specific area...
glad I didn't :)
It was fun...
RE: shark population in costa rica« Reply #7 on: March 05 2007 18:03:00 »
The sharks are minimal. I surf 4 times a week and at least half the time you won't even see one. I have only been bitten 3 times but last month a guy lost his leg but he was ok and I saw him in the water the next day on a boggie board. Most shark attacks are caused by not taking a shower before you surf or wearing red shorts. The sharks are ussually sleeping during the day unless it is glassy and the sun will wake them. The worst thing are the salt water crockadiles and most surfers are killed bu them. Beware of river mouth breaks and DO NOT eat chicken before you go out. Last month alone over 300 Surfers were killed and you will see body parts on most beaches at high tide.
RE: shark population in costa rica« Reply #8 on: March 05 2007 18:03:00 »
If you haven't been here before the locals are very nice and most will watch your wallet for you and your car keys if you give them half your money out of your wallet. Make sure to speak english very slowly and show them where your valuables in your car are at and they will make sure noone breaks in. Most of the time my wife would let them hold her wedding ring and stuff so she wouldn't get sand on them.
RE: shark population in costa rica« Reply #9 on: April 06 2007 21:04:00 »
hey dude im lookin to come to costa rica for surf lessons or a camp any ideas ? ive been a few times last yesr in kauai but lookin for something more than the basics...... cheers