The Goliath Grouper (or Jewfish, if you prefer) Thread got me thinking about the ocean and reminded me of a story. My buddy is in the navy and currently based in Virginia. We went to visit in a couple weeks ago, and over the weekend we went down to Nag's Head NC. Another buddy and I were chillin in the ocean, jumping waves, body surfing, etc. We were on a sand bar of sorts, and a wave hit us. After the wave passed, something flipped in the water and grazed my stomach. It was something large with a white belly. We didn't stick around to find out what it might be. We both looked at each other in awe for a sec, yelled something like "Holy shit," and got the **** outta there. That was the fastest I've ever swam in my life. We don't think it was a shark since we never saw a fin above the water even after getting out, but it was something pretty big. Anyone else have any cool "I almost died in the ocean" stories?