Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach

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Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach
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Source: Matthew Organista

The recent shark sightings inspired Matt to go hunting with his drone. Good thing he wasn't in the water! Seems like he was only out there for 30 seconds before he found one.

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a-1511224096 Aug 04, 2017 02:43 PM
Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach

It would have been nice to see the 20 seconds of actual shark footage without the music and constant narrative. But thanks for sharing all the same.

Flicka Aug 04, 2017 09:51 AM
Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach

Wonderful, Matt. Thanks. I don't know Matt, just his Grandpa; he said he'd seen sharks there when he was fishing recently. He told me his grandson made a video, he's so proud of you Matt. SBZZ, there is no need for "proof" where the shark was, Matt explained it, Padero/Santa Claus area. You think he made it up? And, you can see the freeway behind him.

BlueHorseshoe Aug 04, 2017 09:07 AM
Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach

This is absolutely a GW. There are 2 or 3 of them that hang out in there. Every time I fly over there at 500 feet in a helicopter you can see one down by Santa Clause, another one in the kelp bed off the shore from the very left side of Santa Clause, and then there's one that hangs out right off loon point on the far right of padaro. My parents have a house in the middle of Padaro and every now and then you can see a big fin come out of the water, and if there's enough fin, you can see the tail also. Sharks are between 6-10 feet. Soo cool that we have them right off our coast. They come to SB to feed on the skate and stingrays until they're old enough to hunt seals.

SBZZ Aug 04, 2017 09:04 AM
Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach

Interesting perspective and not that I doubt that whitey is in the hood, but where is the proof the shark was off Carp? Should have panned out from the shark showing where it was in relation to the coastline.

VanMan Aug 03, 2017 08:28 PM
Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach

The shark part of the Video was cool, and would have been even better if continuous, and kept closer to the shark. Appreciate your work Matt, but your mug would have gotten enough notice W/ 10 seconds at the beginning & end; having sweaty nose interrupt the shark footage was not helpful. Most of the swim camp counselors have seen a similar shark cruising Santa Claus, as have I from a Kayak. The one I saw was about 6ft long and looked slimmer, hard to figure the size from this video. Carp. City, SB. county & State Beaches may want to consider setting up a drone based shark watch; much cheaper than having the coast guard helicopter come out for a look like they did last week.

ktnoodle1 Aug 03, 2017 03:39 PM
Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach

Super cool footage! Water looks amazing. And I also love the dual perspective of drone/operator. The commentary was half the fun!

Bug Girl Aug 03, 2017 02:25 PM
Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach

I don't think it's a great white. When GW's have their dorsal fin break surface, their top tail fin breaks the surface too. It's one of the identifying markers of a GW vs other types of sharks. It's a big shark, but no GW. but, you know... it's not just blue-fish. ;)

a-1511224096 Aug 03, 2017 03:43 PM
Great White Hunting at Padaro Beach

Ummm, not sure I'd agree. Look at the caudal keel (the wide part near the tail). No other shark with that body shape has such pronounced keel. I don't think the top of the tail fin not breaking the surface makes this a mako or some other similar shark.

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