Zihua is on the Pacific Ocean and with the ocean comes lots of creatures. Some people don't mind the creatures and throw themselves into the waves with nothing but a fiberglass board to protect them. Me, I rarely venture our past my hips.
Earlier this month the local papers showed pictures of a man who was bitten by a shark and later died. It was interesting to see a 12-inch gap missing from a human leg, but not something I'd like to see in person.
Last night I was at a friend's house and she told me there'd been two more attacks this weekend. Sitting with us was a man from California who'd flown here to surf and we tried to convince him not to go. He said he'd take his chances as long as there were other people in the water, figuring if there were ten surfers his odds were pretty good. It's still fairly early so I don't know if he made it back safely.
Meanwhile, the attacks have made worldwide news. Here are a few links if you're curious. Surfer's Village, BBC (although they don't cover the third attack), and Global Surf News.