Man “surfs” Great White Shark

Some headlines are sooo good you have to re-use them, they shouldn’t be touched. From the Guardian. Doug Niblack was trying to catch another wave before going to work when his longboard hit something hard as rock off the Oregon coast and he found himself standing on a thrashing great white shark. Looking down, he could…

5 things more likely than a shark attack

From The Diving Blog: Win an Academy Award. Over 50 Oscars are given out each year (including scientific and technical award winners), meaning you are more likely to win the coveted gold statuette this year than get bitten by a shark. Better get crackin’ on that script! Die while scuba diving. While it sucks to think about,…

Penny Palfrey and crew CLEARED of shark killing allegations

I’ve been sitting on this news for a few days until it was officially released. So I’ll start with what Steve reports on Daily News of Open Water. The Investigation reported on Facebook (of all places): As organizers of Penny Palfrey’s Bridging the Cayman Islands swim, the Flowers Group launched an investigation into the reports…

Updates continue on the Penny Palfrey story.

If you were interested in the Penny Palfrey story yesterday, then it is important you continue to follow it. I said yesterday I had seen a lot of vitriol thrown online at Penny and crew and I said we needed to wait for the full story. Apparently even that was unacceptable for some, it’s always…

Alleged shark killing during Penny Palfrey’s Cayman Islands swim

EDIT: updated. EDIT 2: See the results of the investigation here. This may be the biggest subject in OW swimming this week. Here’s a long story about killing of endangered (Oceanic White Tip) sharks during Penny’s swim. Here’s the follow-up with comments from Penny’s husband. Here’s Steve Munatones article on it. I recommend reading the comments…