100 sharks eating a dead whale close to shore = worst beach day ever?

When you go surfing off the coast of Australia, there's always the chance you may bump into a shark. But 100 hungry sharks all going bonkers at the same time...right next to the beach? That's grounds to take up extreme bocce. Last week, surfer Rachel Campbell encountered this amazing scene on a beach near Warroora Station in northwestern Australia. As she explained on her blog of the incident:

The nightmare part was the mass of sharks devouring the one victim [...] Before long I realized there were about 100 sharks in total, some as long as 4m, all in a frenzy over fresh whale flesh. I have to say that I felt pretty massive playing chicken with waves barely the height of my ankle. You only had to get knee deep and suddenly you're sharing the same square meter of Indian Ocean with a tiger shark.


Undaunted by this cetacean buffet, Campbell and her friends went 1.5 kilometers off the beach and surfed anyhow. Presumably the natural order was so impressed with her gusto that the firmament opened up and Ratt's "Nobody Rides For Free" blasted from the heavens everywhere in a 30-mile radius.

[Via Billabong Girls/hat tip to Rolf]

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