According to an article on, there are approximately 70 to 100 shark attacks each year. George H. Burgess, Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File, says that New Smyrna Beach is the most common place to encounter sharks not only in the United States but in the world.

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Below you will get a glimpse of some of the brave few who took on the waters of New Smyrna last week. Enjoy!