Pro surfer, Alex Gray, pro wakeboarder Jeff McKee, and myself, hanging out on the boat in La Paz, Mexico. photo: Justin Lewis
They dove off the rocks and performed impressive spins and swirls right before our eyes in incredibly clear water.
Still, my mind was elsewhere. Every fin in the distance and every murky shadow that caught my eye from below the surface was a reminder of the variety of life lurking below. Usually while surfing, I prefer to ignore the existence of sharks in the ocean, but after having actually met one and spent some quality time, my perspective has changed. If only they were all so friendly!