They tend to swim then surface pretty frequently so you should see the fin pop up again soon. PE has a resident pod of dolphins that generally cruise south to north in the morning (from Pipe towards Kings) and then north to south in the arvo. Most of the time there’s at least 20-30 of them but sometimes they bring extended family and there can be upwards of 100 shunting past.
Kak-off rating: Starts at 8/10 cos obviously it’s a fin but quickly drops when you spot his mates
Kak-off rating: 2/10 cos it’s not a very scary looking fin
Whilst trying to stop your heart climbing out your mouth, re-assure yourself that whites hardly ever attack humans. And most of the “attacks” that take place are investigatory more than predatory. Meaning that the sharks don’t have hands, so in order to see what you are they give you a little nip. You have a good chance of surviving an investigatory bite.
What to do? Keep calm (easier said than done). Keep your eyes on it at all times, whilst you slowly make your way back to the beach. Flap around like a demented kook and he’s only gonna get more interested in you. Keeping eye contact is supposed to help, as apparently they prefer the surprise attack. Plus it means you can see what it’s up to and can give it a shove or poke in the eye if need be. All very nice in theory…
Kak-off rating: Off the charts. Wash your wettie with soap ’n water when you get home.
Kak-off rating: The minute you realise it isn’t moving you’re cool
Kak-off rating: You’re too busy being amazed to kak off.
Kak-off rating: 3/10 cos it has you guessing for a bit
Source: millerslocal.co.za and www.zigzag.co.za by: Millers Local