Parasailing over great white sharks – Orange County Register

Sharks, like the one seen here, have been spotted regularly near Capo Beach in Dana Point for months.  A photo from a drone gives a similar perspective as parasailers may get while hovering from above. (Photo courtesy of Matt Larmand)

Christopher Turgeon knows when one of his parasailing passengers has seen a great white shark lingering below as the thrill-seekers hover above the sea.

“You can tell when they see the sharks, they don’t want to get their feet wet. Sometimes we drag their feet in the water,” said Turgeon, owner of Dana Point Parasailing. “All of a sudden, they have their feet lifted up.”

Then, of course, there’s the screams of “shaaaaaaark” that pierce the otherwise calm coastal waters.

It’s a new adventure for adrenaline junkies who want to get up-close with great whites that have been hanging around near Dana Point: parasailing over sharks.

It wasn’t an intentional part of the business plan when Turgeon launched Dana Point Parasailing in the Dana Point Harbor last spring, but with shark sightings exploding in nearby waters since May, it’s become a thrill for people hoping to get an aerial glimpse of great whites.

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