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Rip Curl Pro Search: Shark In The Water

Apparently these sharks are ocean dwellers. Craziest thing huh?

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Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle has more.

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At roughly 9:30 a.m., with some eight minutes left in the day's fourth heat, Hawaiian surfer Dusty Payne experienced the dark side of Northern California surfing.

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"I saw this fin 3 feet out of the water coming at me," he said. "Growing up in Hawaii, you see dolphins, sharks, all sorts of things, but this was the biggest shark I've ever seen."

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As the shark veered off, not to be seen again the rest of the day, Payne headed straight for the beach.

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Where's Martin Brody when you need him?