"The interviews delve into the shocking details of what happened and why many of the surfers have continued to ride the waves after their attacks."
As you well know, one of the most successful ventures in proud history of cable television has been the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. The mid-tier educational network was nothing but a click-through between Country Music Television and E! once starring Kelly Slater’s biggest fran (friend-fan) Sal Maskekela.
But then Discovery discovered sharks and the rest, as they say, is history.
Well, similarly ignored NatGeo (National Geographic) has decided to catch some of that white lightening and launched its very own SharkFest.
Tonight, Sunday, August 2. at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CST with an encore presentation on Nat Geo WILD on Thursday, August 13, at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CST, “Sharks vs. Surfers” will air.
The episode will detail the daily humiliations of prancing about in the man-eating beasts’ watery domain. The indignities etc. Also, “The interviews delve into the shocking details of what happened and why many of the surfers have continued to ride the waves after their attacks.”
Lastly, the special will include insights from marine biologists Ryan Johnson and Dr. Stephen Kajiura to provide context on just how likely shark attacks are while surfing at these popular, shark-filled spots.
Derek, Longtom and I recently discussed sharks ourselves on Dirty Water (Listen here later). I discussed too much but only because I become overly excited anytime Longtom is on the screen.
I love him very much but will try to control my mouth-running glee next time.