Morgan Evans Experiences 'Shark-ing' Encounter While Surfing
By Lauryn Snapp
January 22, 2019
From box jellyfish to killer crocodiles, Australia is well known for its deadly animals. However, that doesn’t stop Morgan Evans from dipping his toes into the surf with his favorite longboard.
Morgan recently shared a close call that he experienced that rivals shark week. Morgan tells People, “I was paddling back out, and I went underneath a wave, and I popped back up. Then as the next wave was coming towards me, I saw it swim through the wave sideways so I could see it side on. I think it was at least four feet. It was big -- not like eat-you-alive big, but take a limb off, probably.”
While music is Morgan’s favorite pastime, surfing could easily be a close second. Fortunately, he emerged from the water unharmed.
Talk about a ‘shark-ing’ encounter. Kelsea Ballerini says it is potential incidents like this that keep her from entering the ocean.
Morgan isn't the only one being shocked by sharks. Divers recently discovered one of the biggest sharks on earth while diving off Hawaii.
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There has been a lot of news about the white sharks in Hawaii. This shark is positively ID’d as Deep Blue, sighted on 13 January, with diver @hapakimberly dropping down to take a photo. • • Two other sharks were spotted and documented in the following days, which have been making news articles and TV shows. Deep Blue has a small notch out of her dorsal, and has some other distinct scarring and markings. We have been so fortunate to experience this, and we’re so stoked to be able to share it with you all. Big shout out to the scientific community for your help in identifying these sharks and providing information to everyone taking the time to express interest in these sharks. Thank you for all the messages, follows, likes, and comments. I am trying to respond to everything, but it is overwhelming. The other diver filming with a @gopro is our friend Andrew. • • #deepblue #greatwhiteshark #greatwhite #whiteshark • • • • #natgeo #sonyimages #freediver #underwater #uwphoto #natgeowild #ocearch #ocean #freediving #sharkdiving #bestdayever #sonya7riii #bealpha #aloha #hawaii #oahu #unreal @bbc #apexpredatornotmonster #shark #sharks