No matter where you surf, there’s probably something dark and ominous lurking in your subconscious before every session. And no, I’m not talking about Alana Blanchard’s potential wardrobe malfunctions (though that’s probably back there somewhere), I’m talking about those big, grey fish swimming beneath us: sharks.
Dealing with shark-paranoia is something that nearly every surfer deals with. From Kelly Slater to Alana Blanchard, we all know the unsettling feeling of sharing the water we love with man-eating beasts. However, as powerful and unpredictable as sharks are, they should truly be one of the last things on our minds while we’re out in the water.