Kayak Adventurer Halts Paddle For Poi

Was it the same failed lone kayaker from 2014?

A man who set out to paddle his kayak from Monterey to Hawaii failed to make it more than a few miles, only to have his kayak overturned in rough seas near Asilomar Beach Tuesday morning.
The 60-year-old unidentified man was unconscious and not breathing as rescuers performed CPR on him at around 7:15 a.m., Cal Fire Battalion Chief Mike Meddles told The Pine Cone.

Kayak Adventurer Halts Paddle For Poi

Why So Sensationalism, Coast Weakly?

Letter writers reply that the kayaker got what he deserved.

Were going to need more sensationalism

This article takes the entirely wrong perspective (“Great white shark attacks kayak off Cannery Row,” posted March 31). If there were a shark at Safeway, I would get the hysteria. Instead this story boils down to, “Shark tastes kayak, occupant unscathed except soiled wetsuit.” Recapping: There are white sharks in Monterey Bay. They eat sea lions. There are sea lions on the Breakwater. Dude was kayaking near the Breakwater. A shark in its kitchen came to check out dude’s kayak. Dude was not “attacked” by the shark – his kayak was tasted by the landlord. Dude apparently forgot the lease agreement and is freaking out (as we all would). For being “plucked from the jaws of a white shark” as another article stated, dude is abnormally fine. Patrick Webster | via web

Why do people act all surprised if a shark attacks them? You’re in their environment. They think it’s food. You think they’re gonna nudge it and ask for Grey Poupon?! Hopefully there was a successful hunt and it got to eat. Terese Sinclair | via Facebook

It would be appreciated if your writers would stop making the great white out to be killers. The article is atrocious and the writer should be ashamed. These animals are already a target and killed without remorse even though the chances of being attacked by one is less than that of being struck by lightning. I am appalled that in a community that is about conservation and protecting marine life that this article was written with such malice toward these beautiful animals. I saw the bite marks on the kayak and while I’m sure it was scary for the individual it was clear the shark had no intention of making the kayak a meal. Geoffrey Wade Buckles | via Facebook

Alternate title: Great white shark explores kayak, learns it’s not food. Kristin Molle | via Facebook

Why So Sensationalism, Coast Weakly?

Shark Attacks Kayak

Great White Shark

Correiar began scrambling in the water toward shore, trying not to splash or let his legs hang down. He then hit upon another strategy:

“While this was going on, the shark was using my boat as a chew toy. I saw it spin with the boat at least three times. It started pushing the boat towards me and then left the boat and headed for me. Suddenly it dove. I put my face in the water to see if it was under me, but I couldn’t see anything.”

Shark Attacks Kayak

Surfer Rescues Kayaker At Asilomar

Tyler Scheid from Carmel is the hero.

As Scheid paddled out, the kayaker tried to reach shore but the kayak capsized. Scheid said he paddled over to the man, got him on his surfboard and paddled to shore.

Scheid said the man told him he had been out on the water overnight because he couldn’t make it through the surf to shore. Fire department personnel gave him aid. Scheid said the man was hypothermic and dehydrated.

Surfer Rescues Kayaker At Asilomar

Next Time Take The Train

err, a bigger boat?

The U.S. Coast Guard said a man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from Monterey to Hawaii.

The 57-year-old man was attempting to paddle all the way to Hawaii alone.

A helicopter spotted the man, who had turned back to California, in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday about 60 miles southwest of Santa Barbara’s Point Conception after he sent a distress call, the Coast Guard said.

A friend of the man said he had left Monterey on May 30 attempting to make the voyage of nearly 2,400 miles to Honolulu in a kayak with a solar panel that charged all his electronic equipment.

Next Time Take The Train

Naked Kayker Dies Off Otter Point

The nude body recovered off Otter Cove in Pacific Grove on Monday morning has been identified as that of Kenneth Robert Burrell of Sacramento, police said Tuesday.

Burrell, 55, had parked his vehicle near Lovers Point sometime late Sunday afternoon and launched his kayak from Lovers Point Beach, said police Cmdr. Darius Engles.

There are lots of places to bathe in the buff, but the icy waters off PG are not the best one  of them.

Naked Kayker Dies Off Otter Point