The Great White saw the color of the Outback and its flippers aka mirage and thought that it had a lot of good elephant seal calories:
Año Nuevo Trail - 3 miles round trip:
One of the best new year’s resolutions a walker could make is to plan a winter trip to Año Nuevo State Reserve. Here you’ll be treated to a wildlife drama that attracts visitors from all over the world—a close-up look at the largest mainland population of elephant seals.
From December through April, a colony of the huge creatures visits Año Nuevo island and point in order to breed and bear young. To protect the elephant seals (and the humans who hike out to see them), the reserve is open only through naturalist-guided tours during these months.
So, when the Elephant Seals visit, The a 24 Hour all the Elephant Seal Great Whites Can Eat Buffet, is open to the great whites in the area, and we have a lot of the teethy critters in that area and north to the Bodega Bay area.
Beware of the Red Triangle
The area off the coast of northern California that extends from Bodega Bay, out to the Farallon Islands, and down to Monterey Bay has been deemed the 'Red Triangle' or 'Bloody Triangle'. The name, of course, refers to the shark infested waters that are considered the most densely populated in the world for great whites. The ISAF reports that since records began in 1580, 75% of California’s attacks were made by great whites. This is way above the estimated 47% world-wide figure. Reasons for the unusually high white shark presence in the Red Triangle is thought to be related to the high seal population which is their main source of food. Surfers are also attracted to the area, in particular, beaches such as Stinson and Bolinas. Hank Wangford highlights in his 28 May 2008 article ‘San Francisco’s Wild West’ in the Guardian that surfers use the Red Triangle’s known shark risk as an extra “thrill”. Although the odds of any shark attack are extremely low, the ISAF has identified surfers amongst the prime targets.
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Location of this area:
Pigeon Point Lighthouse experienced its first lighting of the lens on November 15, 1872. Located 50 miles south of San Francisco on Highway 1, Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of more than 35 light stations in California. It is open year round for viewing. Perched on a piece of land surrounded by the Pacific Ocean stands Pigeon Point Lighthouse State Historic Park.
Also, located approximately 25 Miles north of Santa Cruz and 22 miles south of Half Moon Bay, there's a pullout area with a beach and lighthouse view at Ano Nuevos State Reserve. The 115 foot tall Pigeon Point Lighthouse has stood as an active aid to navigation for over 127 years. Its five-wick lard oil lamp, and first-order Fresnel lens, comprised of 1,008 prisms, was first lit at sunset, November 15, 1872.
I think the video was taken in the pullout area mentioned above.
Take a look at what a shark did to this guys Outback...http://vimeo.com/32551025