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Incredible drone video shows at least 8 sharks in shallow water off Ponce Inlet


Volusia County is the so-called shark bite capital of the world, with more bites reported there than anywhere else. Most of them are minor, with very few life-threatening. Drew Duncan creates content for the web and his drone video captured at least eight sharks in fairly shallow water off Ponce Inlet. He was out there to get video of his surfer son and others. “It’s crazy… it’s crazy how many there were,” he said. The sea life was there and then some, very close to the surfers. Duncan captured one surfer, literally riding a wave right over a shark.”He saw the shark, went right over it, and he wasn’t worried about it. Not too many surfers are worried about sharks. They are not here to eat you, they are here to find something to eat,” Duncan said.More often than not, it’s surfers who get bit by sharks as they paddle in and out. Hands and feet resemble baitfish. Most surfers agree the risk is worth the ride. “It’s their house. We’re just the weird neighbors that come visit them every once in a while,” Duncan said. Duncan said it was amazing to capture those much-feared creatures and so many of them. One surfer even appeared to pose. “He comes right in, cuts all the way across, does an S across the screen it was like, they couldn’t have gotten that done in Hollywood,” Duncan said.The encounters were close, Duncan said. But all the surfers got out without a problem.So far this year, there have been 16 reported shark bites.

Volusia County is the so-called shark bite capital of the world, with more bites reported there than anywhere else. Most of them are minor, with very few life-threatening.

Drew Duncan creates content for the web and his drone video captured at least eight sharks in fairly shallow water off Ponce Inlet. He was out there to get video of his surfer son and others.

“It’s crazy… it’s crazy how many there were,” he said.

The sea life was there and then some, very close to the surfers. Duncan captured one surfer, literally riding a wave right over a shark.

“He saw the shark, went right over it, and he wasn’t worried about it. Not too many surfers are worried about sharks. They are not here to eat you, they are here to find something to eat,” Duncan said.

More often than not, it’s surfers who get bit by sharks as they paddle in and out. Hands and feet resemble baitfish. Most surfers agree the risk is worth the ride.

“It’s their house. We’re just the weird neighbors that come visit them every once in a while,” Duncan said.

Duncan said it was amazing to capture those much-feared creatures and so many of them. One surfer even appeared to pose.

“He comes right in, cuts all the way across, does an S across the screen it was like, they couldn’t have gotten that done in Hollywood,” Duncan said.

The encounters were close, Duncan said. But all the surfers got out without a problem.

So far this year, there have been 16 reported shark bites.

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