Hammerhead Shark Attacks Kayak Fisherman

Mark McCracken was fishing near Santa Barbara, Calif. on Sept.19 when an aggressive hammerhead shark began attacking his kayak. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy Visit the WSJ channel for more video: https://www.youtube.com/wsjdigitalnet... More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/home-page Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Follow WSJ on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wall-str

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Mark McCracken was fishing near Santa Barbara, Calif. on Sept.19 when an aggressive hammerhead shark began attacking his kayak. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy Visit the WSJ channel for more video: https://www.youtube.com/wsjdigitalnet... More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/home-page Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Follow WSJ on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wall-str

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frank T
frank T - 3 years ago
put a bullet in the sharks head next time and move on, ez pz
God king Kush
God king Kush - 3 years ago
sharks like, "bro just throw me in one fish i know you caught at least 6 I've been watching"
Fvkin Amazed
Fvkin Amazed - 3 years ago
Yeah, now n then you just need to get outta the water
I carry weapons but unless its like a big issue
Just hit the beach and enjoy a beer
James Bates
James Bates - 4 years ago
Sometimes you need to be smacked a couple times to understand it's NOT fun for EVERYONE
maximusdarkultima
maximusdarkultima - 4 years ago
yandere shark: itai! itai! yamete! kayaker sama! i-it's not like I wanted to eat you or anything! B-baka!
Evniki Alezandria
Evniki Alezandria - 4 years ago
McCracken? Sounds like the Kraken.
nazcalito
nazcalito - 4 years ago
The shark was just playing with him. Hammerheads really don't have mouths big enough to take on a kayak. He'd have been in big trouble if it was a tiger shark.
guayaquilander
guayaquilander - 4 years ago
And the experts say this about this shark: "Humans are the #1 threat to all species of Hammerhead Sharks. Attacks on humans are extremely rare. Only 3 of the 9 Hammerhead species (Great, Scalloped, and Smooth Hammerheads) have ever attacked a human. The vast majority of the time, these sharks are safe for divers in open waters."
Dee C
Dee C - 4 years ago
Looked to me that the shark was on his line, trying to get off the hook.

10. comment for Hammerhead Shark Attacks Kayak Fisherman

44140jimmyb44140
44140jimmyb44140 - 4 years ago
I wonder if it bit his hairy ass ??
Doug Mac
Doug Mac - 4 years ago
If attach by a shark take and use your home made shark stick. Use a 4 razor arrow attach to a 4 ft. Pole. Use only if your life is threaten.
Razor easly cuts thru shark skin. You will have to spear deep enough to hit an organ. Remember, this is a fish. Take him home and eat him. See youtube recipes. Don't let your food make you food.
Cancer Police
Cancer Police - 3 years ago
The man may have been the one fishing but these comments are the real bait
Lyon Leong
Lyon Leong - 4 years ago
instructions not clear , dick stuck between shark's tooth , send help
Doug Mac
Doug Mac - 4 years ago
Yep. Cook thoughs shark stakes.
Chas Bee
Chas Bee - 4 years ago
I would just gtf out of there pronto
wertigo04
wertigo04 - 4 years ago
That hammerhead tryin to escape the friendzone
K
K - 4 years ago
why is he in a bright yellow kayak?? he does realize yellow is the most common colour to attract sharks.
jeff
jeff - 4 years ago
You should have chucked a bag of nails in the water would have kept him busy for a while
Im Zondzeo
Im Zondzeo - 3 years ago
I'm dead
jan juan
jan juan - 4 years ago
title correction kayak fisherman attacks hammerhead
gerberho1
gerberho1 - 4 years ago
pretty scary, and its not even that big. imagine the USS Indianapolis
Faye Legaspi
Faye Legaspi - 4 years ago
I think the shark wasn't being agressive it just wants to play with him... Why he spank the shark??

Shark- hey white man! Imma play with ya'
Guy- nope you dont!! spanks the shark
Shark- hey!! Imma get bumps in my head ya judgemental guy!!
Shirley L
Shirley L - 4 years ago
The shark was getting a good scratch by that flimsy plastic Q-tip.

20. comment for Hammerhead Shark Attacks Kayak Fisherman

Greg Mattes
Greg Mattes - 4 years ago
I love how hes not making a sound when hes trying to fight off the shark. Its times like this your caveman instincts just take over and all the sudden its apex predator against apex predator
Diego M.
Diego M. - 4 years ago
El tiburon es masoquista y el tipo no se dio cuenta nunca..
jesse warner
jesse warner - 4 years ago
whelp... the obvious answer here would have been throw a line out with some bait and catch him..
Madison Valdecanas
Madison Valdecanas - 5 years ago
that was a smooth hammerhead
tomjamapz
tomjamapz - 5 years ago
bring harpoons next time, you might have a fin soup for dinner.
K
K - 4 years ago
tomjamapz.
no you would need a net. as those sharks are left alive after their fins are hacked off, then they are thrown back into the ocean to drown
Theodore
Theodore - 5 years ago
tiny shark didnt attack anything. come on man
StJohns River66
StJohns River66 - 5 years ago
being hit with side of a paddle is serious hurt and this dam sure tells us these sharks mean business..There is noway I would go out there without a pistol .. Get a revolver and wax the bullets...I have had to do that before ..My main agenda is killing a shark on site .I sure as hell killed MANY in my time..
Austin Talbott
Austin Talbott - 5 years ago
check out yettibot if u wanna see someone with some testosterone
79pejeperro
79pejeperro - 5 years ago
You all have NO FUCKING IDEA. That shark was HUNTING LITTLE FISH that GET CLOSE TO THE KAYAK LOOKING FOR SHELTER. THIS IS QUITE COMMON. Instead of a hero, this guy is an ignorant.
The truth is, that the shark was trying to eat and the guy was annoying him.
K
K - 4 years ago
79pejeperro.
if the shark was in any danger or getting hurt it would simply swim off.
Brian Roberts
Brian Roberts - 4 years ago
fishing is something that can cause sharks to show up and investigate boats and kayaks. often times they learn there are free meals to be had. I've had sharks take fish as I was fighting them in. it may have only been investigating and trying to feed on fish in the vicinity but I would not feel easy with a shark in feeding mode racing around my kayak aggressively either. The shark obviously wasn't hurt if it followed the kayak to shore.
Dan San
Dan San - 5 years ago
I did and you need to understand while the shark is going for those fish there is a good chance of it bumping the kayak causing it to roll.
79pejeperro
79pejeperro - 5 years ago
You have no idea. You can't even see what is happenin there. Reread my previous comment and learn something.
Dan San
Dan San - 5 years ago
If that shark bumped that kayak hard enough it going to roll. You're the one being ignorant. He tried to leave and the shark continued to attack or "eat" as you call it.
Rosso The'Crimson
Rosso The'Crimson - 5 years ago
Some of you tree huggers are ridiculous. The shark went right toward his boat to attack. He didnt attack the shark first. lol
Kiersten Johnson
Kiersten Johnson - 4 years ago
Rosso The'Crimson bo need to call us "tree huggers" just because somepeople believe in animal rights stop bieng bitchy
Jason Douglas
Jason Douglas - 4 years ago
Rosso The'Crimson no it didn't.
Schweisshund01
Schweisshund01 - 5 years ago
He can tell his grandkids when they are acting up ... "I spanked a shark with a paddle, what makes you think I won't spank you too?"

30. comment for Hammerhead Shark Attacks Kayak Fisherman

DasItMane
DasItMane - 5 years ago
Notice how he calmly took action instead of screaming like a little bitch. Cheers.
M Qamzi
M Qamzi - 5 years ago
damn. ... I was thinking about having kayak :)
skojo3e
skojo3e - 5 years ago
He gave that shark the McCracken upside the head!!!
mike o'neill
mike o'neill - 5 years ago
Either way that shark was gunning for him.
Myaucat
Myaucat - 5 years ago
there is no footage of the shark making the first strike. this guy probably made the first strike out of fear, and antagonized the shark to retaliate.
Andreas Hegert
Andreas Hegert - 3 years ago
Haj help!!!!!!!!!!
K
K - 4 years ago
Jacob Corrado. not if they are babiesss!!!
Evniki Alezandria
Evniki Alezandria - 4 years ago
Myaucat Have you tried Googling? The kayakers name is already mentioned + he was fishing. Full video is 15mins long.
TheDretch
TheDretch - 4 years ago
It's the Liberal mentality. Completely delusional.
Jacob Corrado
Jacob Corrado - 4 years ago
You're one of those people huh? Who thinks you can be friends with sharks, lions and bears as long as you don't bother them, if you ever saw a shark lion or bear out in the wild chances are you're getting attacked and before you try to site me information on how much people die from sharks, lions and bears each year I'd advise you to realize how crazy it is to actually see them out in the wild unless you're looking for them.
TheDretch
TheDretch - 4 years ago
Spoken like a typical ignorant delusional Liberal! I bet you also believe Islam is the religion of peace. Fool!
K
K - 4 years ago
Myaucat.
thats because he only started to record after the shark started darting around like a maniac.
no one sits there for hours and hours recording nothing while they fish.
Greg Mattes
Greg Mattes - 4 years ago
Myaucat shut the fuck up that thing is an apex predator that is not the time to wonder if its just curious or not
Myaucat
Myaucat - 5 years ago
+Dan San
this is the same video. provide a link of your claim, then we'll talk.
Dan San
Dan San - 5 years ago
The original video was posted on the guy's page. The shark attacked first.
Shawnee Skywalker
Shawnee Skywalker - 5 years ago
That's what it looked like to me too.
Thomas J
Thomas J - 5 years ago
Lucky your ass wasn't on a paddle-board. ;)
Kat
Kat - 5 years ago
Whatever you do, don't loose that ore.
K
K - 4 years ago
or don't fall in
AGB AGB
AGB AGB - 6 years ago
take a 9mm next time and shoot the fucker
Focus Addiction
Focus Addiction - 6 years ago
Comprehendible, but who goes fishing with a kayak? That sounds just stupid.
K
K - 4 years ago
Focus Addiction.
especially in the ocean
Flash
Flash - 5 years ago
Is it safe to go out with a 10 foot kayak?
ziggyzuggyboi
ziggyzuggyboi - 6 years ago
+ben5447 kayaks are the real boat my friend
stinkyfungus
stinkyfungus - 6 years ago
you'd be surprised. just cause you are scared doesn't mean others are.
not everyone can afford a 30,000 dollar gas guzzling powerboat.
I live in hawaii and I'm a blue water kayak fishermen.
my boat runs on water, sandwiches, gatorade and coffee.
fits on the roof of my car, and only cost me $1700 dollars.
I hunt fish that tourist pay hundreds of dollars a day to fish for.
mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo, giant trevally, small billfish you name it you can catch it from a kayak.
ive landed fish 6 feet long in my 16 foot plastic boat, 4 miles or more from shore.
its exciting... and its fun.
and yes, sometimes you run into sharks... they live in the ocean you know.
and sometimes you need to let the guy in the grey suit know you aint prey...
in hawaii we stick 'em with our kage (a type of lance for killing fish before bringing them aboard, you don't want a pissed off 40 pound mahi in your lap)
we dont stick the shark to kill him, we just sting him enough let him know we aren't to be fucked with.
I've had to poke curious tiger sharks that were more than 2x the size of this hammerhead in the video.
Jeff
Jeff - 6 years ago
Title seems misleading.
Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor - 6 years ago
That shark had a vendetta.... did you say something about his mother?

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