A surfer from Florida did not realize how many sharks were swimming around him until he used a drone to capture himself surfing over the beach.
33-year-old Jeremy Johnston said he was nervous when he went to get into the water at New Smyrna Beach on Tuesday because he noticed a number of fishermen in the area.
During an interview with CNN, Jeremy said, “But the weather and waves were really great so I decided to go for it.”
Jeremy added, “I ran out and jumped on my board when I got to shin-deep water and paddled super [shallow] with just my hands, because I was scared of how many sharks were there.”
He said he only surfed for a little bit before getting out of the water.
After getting out of the water, he launched his drone.
In the video that Jeremy shared, dozens of sharks could be seen swimming in the shallow water.
Talking about the incident, Johnston said, “I was shocked and amazed. I’ve only ever seen footage like that on ‘Shark Week’ and I’ve always dreamed of getting a clip like this, especially since we’re the shark bite capital of the world.”
Blacktip sharks are very common in New Smyrna Beach, so common that experts call the beach as the shark attack capital of the world.
The International Shark Attack File estimates that anyone who has been swimming at the New Smyrna Beach has been within 10 feet of a shark.
Imagine realizing that you have been swimming with sharks all the time.