Also a sick little tube.
We surfers, we wave riders, are nothing if not single-minded. Focused, like lasers, on our Pastime of Kings. Nothing can get in our way, when thinking about surfing. Nothing can pull our attention from either sitting and thinking about sweet little tubes, watching another surfer get a sweet little tube or filming a surfer nearly getting dismembered and disemboweled by a ravenous, frenzied Great White shark in the midst of a food orgy then swinging the camera to capture a sweet little tube.
And let us head straight to North Carolina’s Outer Banks where the sun is shining, the water extra warm and the sharks attacking for it is there we lay our scene.
“I don’t think the guy even saw it,” said Logan Marshall, a filmmaker from the Outer Banks.
The water was warm, the surf was up and there were dozens of dolphins playing in the water off Cape Hatteras as Marshall was filming surfers in the waves.
“Everybody just had a weird feeling” out on the Outer Banks beach Monday, he said in an interview with McClatchy News.
They were north of Rodanthe, North Carolina, about a mile from where another surfer was bitten, possibly by a shark (read: obviously), that same day, Marshall said.
That 26-year-old surfer was in the ocean when he was bit on the foot at about 2:30 p.m., according to the National Park Service. He was taken to a hospital with what the NPS said was a “non-life threatening injury.”
“It was two days of pretty sharky waters,” Marshall said.
“I’ve never seen it that populated with sea life,” he added. “I’ve never experienced anything like that.”
The best part of the entire video, though, is right after almost watching the passive surfer become devoured, Logan Marshall swings the camera, catches a little tube action and “Yessessss” like he has forgotten all about the potential bloodbath.
We surfers, we wave sliders, are… the best.
But no surfing in North Carolina, nor South Carolina, nor the eastern seaboard for at least two weeks, no matter how unseasonably warm the water is.