Shark Surfing

In this video a surfer hitches a ride behind a shark, after getting the shark to swallow some chunks of meat attached to a fishing line. It looks like it was shot in southern California, and we do get some big sharks around here occasionally. Just last week a guy was killed off the coast of San Diego by a great white. But this video looks obviously fake. As many of the youtube comments point out, you can see the wake of a boat off camera in front of the shark fin.

I don't have any information about who made the video. At the end, the word "Notorious" appears on the screen, but I don't know who or what that is.

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Posted on Sun May 04, 2008


I'd rather ride a Wave. (Old people will get that joke) I'm also tickled (I don't get out much; they changed the locks again) to see how the term "jump the shark" had really imbedded itself into the political, sports, and primarily entertainment reviews, as in: "That show jumped the shark last night, that politicain really jumped the shark with that last speech", etc. It all stems from Fonzie's water-ski-shark-jumping feat which was so lame, it sounded the death knell and eventual cancellation of Happy Days. Perhaps in the future we'll say: "Hey, that website really surfed the shark yesterday", or: "that poster finally surfed the shark today. What a dork". Could happen
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue May 06, 2008  at  12:36 PM
Notorious is a famous surf gang from Australia I guess. If this video is about them, I think this is not a fake...
Posted by Brett  in  Paris  on  Wed May 07, 2008  at  12:56 PM
Anyway could somebody tell me about the music, it's great !!!!
Posted by Brett  in  Paris  on  Wed May 07, 2008  at  12:57 PM
This is a pretty obvious hoax. Too many camera angles, you can't see the shark but you can see it's fin sticking out pretty far... where is the shark that is attached to?

Note the other surfers just looking at him. If there is a fin showing like that, people head for the shore pretty freakin fast around here.

This is not real.
Posted by Enrico  in  California  on  Thu May 15, 2008  at  07:35 PM
The music attempts to drown it out, but through the entire video you can hear the whine of a small electric motor from a boat. My dad uses them as an alternative to gas guzzling ones to go fishing. They're also a nifty trick for making prank vids like this one as they're barely noticeable unless you know the sound and can seperate it from normal ocean sounds.
Posted by Jeff  in  Lexington KY  on  Wed Jul 02, 2008  at  02:05 AM
I think this is definately a fake. Not only from the camera angles and all that stuff - but I'm pretty sure there wouldn't be that much of a wake behind a shark!
It looks to me more like there's a small sub-type thing under the water that a fake fin is attached to.
Posted by Sarah  in  Australia  on  Wed Jul 02, 2008  at  07:29 PM
Hi... I join HUNDREDS of people who have commented on theis video (college humor, myspace, youtube etc...) when I ask one question.... WHAT IS THE MUSIC??????? if anyone can give me a reasonable answer, or if someone could take the time to trace this vid somehow and ask the makers, I'm CERTAIN that bunches of people would appreciate.. Thanks.
Posted by pony  on  Thu Aug 28, 2008  at  04:01 AM
Whats the cool music in this video ?
Posted by steve  in  Montreal  on  Mon Sep 08, 2008  at  02:01 PM
Still no answers for the music... :|
Posted by Brett  in  Paris  on  Mon Nov 03, 2008  at  06:17 AM
I salute those who have the guts to play with the dealth. Such kind diving will lead to the serious result.Initially i was not sure what was going on, but, "Shark", horrible indeed.
Posted by backgammon tournament  in  on  Mon Dec 01, 2008  at  12:44 AM
big surprise It is a viral video for Arnette Sunglasses.
On their menu to the right hand side you will see "Footage" Visit there.
Posted by Cheri  in  NY  on  Mon May 18, 2009  at  12:13 PM
Also, unlike other species, their scales are rough but won't rip into your skin.
Posted by Maddona Person  on  Sun Jul 18, 2010  at  09:24 PM
This is a real video. It's shot in Cocoa Beach, FL right off the pier.
Posted by Lopaka Lolo  in  Cocoa Beach  on  Tue Mar 29, 2011  at  08:57 PM
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