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The dark shadow just below the surface certainly looks like a shark. “Surfing with the big fishes today,” it read on the surfing dog’s instagram. So while the local news shared the story of Sugar’s surf session encounter as a possible scare, at least Sugar’s entourage wasn’t phased by sharing a wave with what they believe was a 9-10 foot shark.

It was most likely the exact same shark that prompted Huntington Beach lifeguards to call a closure of the water for 24-hours beginning Sunday. Lifeguards reported a sighting off the pier midday, acknowledging that the shark didn’t look aggressive but they would keep everybody out of the water as a precaution.  At the time, the quarterfinal heat of a scholastic series contest was underway with lifeguards ordering everybody out of the water immediately and canceling the rest of the event.

Nonetheless, Sugar got the shot.


Surfing with the big fishes today 🦈today 📸 @_mark_richardson #sugarthesurfingdog

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