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Apr 07, 2014

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drudown

Not sure, but looks like a juvenile White shark going in the opposite direction of Slater.

White sharks frequent this part of the coastal ecosystem.

Aside from the clear White belly, not sure how a human would be in that position anyway, e.g., you duck dive through the wave- not on a parallel trajectory as seen here.

Will Dewey

hahahaha most human with surfboard like shark I've ever seen

Anderson Alan

Esse cara é demais quando amamos o que fazemos não existe medo.

Steve Redding

I have spent years scuba diving with sharks. This is definitely a shark you can by the movement and the silver top with a white bottom.
the glimpse that we get of the shark it appears to be a juvenile white pointer, given the apparent girth, colourings and location of the video. However that is debatable.
If you think this is a ray or person you're dreaming unfortunately.

Ray Dotti

Looks like a manta ray

Busyb

It is clearly a surfer (even if I had to check multiple times), you can see the hand (or foot) at the end of the suit, and the white seen is of course the board with cavitation bubbles around, so the aspect is radically changed and give a different volume.

jon

Looks like a hammerhead shark

Chris Hartzell

This is not a shark. There has been a lot of discussion and people have examined it. There is a surfer at the beginning of the video getting ready to punch through the wave. As he punches the wave Kelly goes by him while he is inside. Even in the thumbnail you can see where the surfer dove in. Additionally, after many speculations after the video was frozen and images blown up clearly showing a surfer diving into the wave prior, someone involved in the video was contacted and confirmed there were numerous surfers and photographers in the water and this exact type of shot was caught multiple times. The video was reviewed on a high-end HD monitor with high frame rates and there were multiple angles all confirming this was the surfer at the beginning of the video. Videos from other angles have also confirmed this was the surfer and have even showed the surfer on the back of the wave after Kelly passes him. There is no shark, sorry. Sometimes a UFO IS just a plane.

bdz

Its the guy paddling out ya numpties !

brodie

at 0.17 and 0.18 frame by frame in some of them you can make out what appears to be a black eye and a jaw line

Sandy

It's just the surfer from the first few seconds of the video. Stop freaking out.

Parker

its a dick dragger!! c'mon!

Martin Raggett

It's a Ray! Obvious when see the video.

brian matters

i see clearly his eye and face so yes not a really big great white but atleast 3 m.

Matt Scates

yep looks like a great white...depends where he is surfing if its Western Australia may well be a great white you can see the fin as he drops into the wave triangular like a great white...

Grahame

I'm pretty positive that it is a juvenile great white. Just before he drops into the barrel you can see the fin breach the surface of the water.
Also the markings and colouring look very similar to that of a great white. The shape at the front, the white under body and what looks to be like gill slits just before what looks like a pectoral fin.
I'm convinced that it's a great white having a surf with the world's greatest surfer.

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