The number one shark attack victim is still the surfer in a wet suit.
Paddle boarder attacks seem to be increasing.
Yellows and blue seem to be common yak colors for sharks attacking yaks and paddleboards.
So far there doesn't seem to be a preference for Mirage Kayaks.
Possibly we are POing the sharks with so many of us in their fishing/hunting areas.
Also, kayak fishers with killed/gutted and bleeding fish in, on their yaks or being towed could be a big target.
Two weekends ago, a friend went Salmon fishing off of Bodega about 6 miles out and saw 3 kayaks that were pedaled with one or two gutted salmon either on the yaks or being towed behind the yaks.
To me that is basically chumming with the salmon and the Hobies in the red triangle re Great White Attacks.
John E Davies wrote:
This is my first post here - I apologize if this has been discussed before.
Since a Mirage drive mimics the natural wing motions of a swimming penguin, it seems to me that the flapping fins are an open invitation for a shark or Orca attack. Is there any correlation between drive type - paddle, Mirage, eVolve, or sail - and predator attacks?
I realize that penguins are a southern hemisphere prey animal, but the Mirage motion appears identical to waving a flag at a bull to provoke a charge, so the shark's reaction shouldn't depend on whether or not penguins are potentially present.
Does anyone care to comment?