VEN (NEWPORT BEACH) — The great white shark who goes by the unflattering name of El Gordo Del Mar, told reporters Thursday that he apologized to surfer Bobby Gumm personally for taking a huge bite out of his surfboard over the weekend.
However, Senior Del Mar denied reports that tensions between surfers and Great Whites have been escalating recently in the wake of Michael Phelps announcement that he will race a shark live on TV.
“Of theese I know nothing, nada,” Senior Del Mar told VEN’s John “Turtle” Philbin. “But tell me — why would God want a shark to race a man? Eese unnatual. Although, from what I understand, El Tiburón– who is a close friend of my cuñado — is currently a 2-1 favorite, and would not surprise me eef — si Dios quiere — the odds rise to say 10 or even 12-1 before the 23rd.”