Simple Shark Test Made Easy!

After my last post, I decided to spread some wisdom a wise man of the sea once gave me. You see, he saw my perplexed look as I gazed at the ocean wondering if indeed this area could have sharks or if they were at another beach far, far away.

Ahab looked me in the eyes and said, “Son, let me show you a simple yet effective test.”

This is it:

Step 1!

 Take your hand and pick a finger. Pick any finger! They all work the same.


Step 2!



Find the offending body of water. Don’t be a wimp! Stick your hands in the water!

There you go sport! Get those hands all the way in there!

Not that far out!

Step 3!

Put your fingers in your mouth.

It maybe tempting, but please ensure your fingers only go in your own mouth!

Step 4!

Taste something odd about the water?

Something tastes different with this here water!

Do you taste salt?

Step  5!

If you do taste salt in the water...say hello to your new friend!

That’s right! Sharks will be in any area that has salt water in it!

I hope this simple yet effective testing system can help you out as much as it did for me-and enjoy your day at the beach!

About 1stpeaksteve

Welcome to The Side Wedge! The Side Wedge is a product of the journey through life of Steve Zima. Former professional surfer, a writer, surf coach, and hospitality manager. This is a collection of travel tips, motivation, and stories from my past. Finally, I offer surf coaching through The Side Wedge. Please feel free to contact me with questions if you want to improve your performance today! Thanks for reading!
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14 Responses to Simple Shark Test Made Easy!

  1. whopper says:

    That’s a desent size dolphin next to those kids.

  2. whopper says:

    Nope it can’t be a Manatee or else there would be a kid from North Carolina rideing on the back of it.

  3. mulletkiller says:

    Trying out a new Avatar, does it work?

    Had to change my name too, Crazy

  4. 1stpeaksteve says:

    A few people have expressed concern that a Bull Shark (also known as a Zambezi Shark) could swim into fresh water and eat someone using this test.

    This test is for common salt water sharks only! This includes the Thresher, many species of Hammerheads, Great white, Black Tip, Spinner, Tiger, Megamouth, Basking, and Whale Sharks, for example. There are other species!

    This test is not for the use of detecting Salt Water Crocodiles, Grizzley Bears, Polar Bears, Leopard Seals, Leeches, or Amoebas.

    Swimming in water comes with some risk. Please swim in a designated area close to a lifegaurd. Avoid swimming by lava flows, during thunderstorms, or during a riot.


    – The Management

    • 1stpeaksteve says:

      First you should work out how to spell “redundant” and “species”! Although some shark meat could taste good if you put a lot of “spicies” as seasoning.

      By the way folks, mulletkiller and I are good friends so we can abuse each other. I am nice to people who post comments.

  5. mulletkiller says:

    Oops, good catch there Management, I must have cooking on the brain.

    and yes, 1stpeak and I love to banter.

    Have a shark-less day

  6. My fingers always taste like salt, this is a bogus test

  7. 1stpeaksteve says:

    I am sure if you are in West Palm, you really do not need this test if you surf! I am sure you see a shark everytime you go out and oddly enough, your fingers always taste like salt… Test is pretty accurate! Ha ha ha!

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