4 Dec 2010
Justin Othersurfa carving up the face(book)
“I am just a figment of your imagination. My soul concern in life is to have friends join my FB group – Surfers Against Shark Cage Diving…”
This simple status update has been receiving great attention online this week, with many noted SA and international surfers joining the call. A big-up to everybody raising their hand, from Joe Surfer to Pro Surfer, shapers to surf clubs, major surf brands to startup companies, it is great to see people starting get involved. If you own a business that’s brave enough to raise your concern, send us your logo and url and we’ll add it to the Supporters section. But don’t stop there, this groundswell is still growing, and needs to become a tidal wave (of 50,000 sliders) before it breaks on the reefs of Mossel Bay and Gansbaai!
If you havent already joined the group, do it here
Tell your friends, suggest the group and/or Justin Othersurfa and lets get this thought-wave reverberating around the world!
Surfers Against Shark Cage Diving ‘igh grade T-Shirts are available for COST PRICE thanks to Country Feeling, and now come with a free sticker to be stuck appropriately! Send your size and postal address on Activism page.
SASCD goes down under!
A chance meeting over a game of scrabble with a reknowned Ozzie legend who has a preference for finless forays of the aquatic kind has pledged his support to SASCD! We are super stoked to add his respected fire to our blaze, and hope to start getting some coverage in Oz and possibly the USA too. Rightly so, as stated in Cold Fact 3 Great Whites are a migratory species, often traversing between SA and West Oz, possibly even on to Nor Cal, so any change in their behaviour should be of concern to wave sliders of all three countries (who also make up the majority of the global wave slider fraternity on this big blue ball of ocean!)
High White Shark Activity in False Bay
The City of Cape Town and the Shark Spotting Programme would like to make water users aware of the current high white shark activity in the inshore area of False Bay, particularly in the Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Clovelly area. Yesterday, the 29 November, Shark Spotters recorded 5 sightings at Fish Hoek and 6 at Muizenberg, and this morning there has already been 2 sightings at Fish Hoek. For recent sightings at a Shark Spotter beach please visit www.sharkspotters.org.za. The spotters are also recording more than one shark at any given time at both beaches and the sharks are very active and seem to be feeding. Yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) have been seen schooling in the area and it is likely that the white sharks are following and targeting the yellowtail, one of their known preferred prey species. The City and Shark Spotters are appealing to all water users to be extra vigilant at this time, to familiarize themselves with the recent shark activity in the area before entering the water, obey the shark siren, and to take note of the Shark Spotters` flags and signage for regular updates on shark sightings. People are reminded that this behaviour is normal shark behaviour for the summer period.