Sharks are dangerous. They bite. Big sharks bite big. Two big sharks pack twice the bite. So why, on escaping two 9ft Great Whites, you’d choose to go back out the next day to the same spot for an action replay is beyond me. Having said that, I’m glad big-wave pro surfer Chuck Patterson did just that, and survived.
Native Californian Patterson spotted the two sharks whilst stand-up paddle-surfing in San Onofre beach. Wouldn’t touch ‘em with a barge pole? Try taunting them with a 10ft pole with a camera on the end. You’ve got to admire Patterson’s boldness and his continued quest for the extreme. Here’s his incredible footage.