Bluewater Jon’s Shark Tale

by The Editors on July 27, 2008

Carlsbadistan resident and “world famous kayak fisherman” Bluewater Jon Schwartz, 39, and his wife Veronica were kayaking in Kona, Hawaii when a 9-foot-long tiger shark pulled up along side them, according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

“It surfaced next to us like a submarine,” said Jon Schwartz. “It was like 9, 10 feet long, directly perpendicular to us, about 12 feet away, a tiger shark, about 200 pounds. It was staring at us, right next to us. Our worst fear was right in front of us.”

Luckily, Schwartz was armed with a device called a Shark Shield.

In the chaos of the moment, Schwartz said he remembers flipping a switch to activate the Shark Shield. They watched as the shark suddenly veered off just a few feet from them.
“It was as if the shark hit a force field,” Schwartz said. . . . The pair said they went crazy with relief, shouting and hooting. “It was unbelievable,” Veronica said.

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[Link: San Francisco Chronicle]

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