I heard a disturbing rumor from what is usually a reliable source, and I have yet to talk to the person who actually saw this purported event. At this point, it is only a rumor. Sunday afternoon at around high tide, the surf was still pretty big, but was breaking clean enough to lure a couple of the local chargers out at "The Corner" (the main jetty bowl wave here in Westport at Westhaven State Park). I was at the beach there later in the afternoon, but arrived after the surfing was over. Stopped in the local market on the way home and ran into my friend Matty, who is the owner of Steepwater Surf Co. He told me the following story: A local named Tay, one of the surfers that was out, got his board snapped in two on a big wave and swam in with the half that was still leashed to his leg. He went up on the Jetty to see if he could locate the broken piece. He noticed a seal or sea lion outside where he was just surfing, and then, suddenly, witnessed a Great White Shark come blasting out of the water, taking the seal!!! He said it came all the way out of the water, like in those dramatic pics we often see in the mags. Matty told me that Tay said it was really huge. Another local surfer, a ripper named Brian who was surfing with Tay, may also have seen the shark. I haven't spoken to either surfer, yet, since they both have day jobs and were working yesterday. I got this all from Matty, second hand. All three of these men are experienced surfers, and can get all the waves they want, even on crowded days, so there's no reason for any of them to start a baseless rumor. Matty probably doesn't want to scare any potential customers away...he rents surfboards from his shop. (I think that might even be his biggest source of revenue). I'm going to try to find Tay this afternoon after he gets off work and get the skinny from the horse's mouth.