Urban Legend or Not? Rental Surf Boards Altered to Attract Sharks

A La Jolla Shores surf shop worker reportedly injected blood in rental surfboards in an effort to attract sharks to kill off tourists—so he could catch all the waves himself.

Photo Credit: Michelle Mowad
Photo Credit: Michelle Mowad
Would you kill your competition to catch killer waves? Or what if you just let sharks do your dirty work?

A Reddit user recently stated online that a surf shop employee in the La Jolla area injected blood into rental surfboards in an effort to get sharks to eat tourist surfers hogging up the local surf lineup.

On Thursday, uri_76 said that one day while working at an unnamed surfboard shop in La Jolla, he noticed something strange about the surfboards –there was blood inside them.

"I put in a hidden camera and caught one of our employees ... putting the blood inside the boards. We called the police and upon questioning, his main motive was to have sharks eat all the surfers so he could have all the tasty waves to himself."

Patch is unaware if this incident is true or creative Internet fiction. However, we can't help but wonder... did someone really stuff surfboards with blood? And did the culprit catch those tasty waves?

Uri76 did not say what shop he worked at and did not mention when this happened. Patch reached out to the poster, and has not heard back. In the 24-hours since the Reddit post, 250 others asked questions and shared comments too.

What do you think? Urban legend or true story? Tell us in the comment section below.
Douglas Carl January 15, 2014 at 07:56 AM
What an absurd story! Slow news day?
Phil Collins January 15, 2014 at 07:31 PM
Bloody Surf Boards is this a Pirate Tale or was this guy writing the script for Jaws number 62 ?
Ben Novick January 16, 2014 at 02:47 PM
This is as believable as Col. Sanders secret ingredient (being bat-s)
Doug D. January 16, 2014 at 02:50 PM
Kind of fishy to me too, but if this was true and the person was caught he should be tied to the end of a rope, dipped in blood and dragged behind a slow moving boat and let the sharks have some fun.
Jim Leavenworth January 18, 2014 at 01:16 AM
To anyone inclined to jump the shark and bite on this one I have shares in the George Washington Bridge to sell you. Cov, Chris Christie


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