Just another day at the beach for Matt Pieciak


Imagine just hanging out at the beach with your friends, playing cornhole, drinking some beers, and half-heartedly fishing.  It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining the breeze hits you and you notice a tug on your line.  It’s not just any fish tugging your line, it appears to be a Great White Shark.  According to wcvb.com, that’s exactly what happened last weekend to Matt Pieciak.


Hold My Beer


In perhaps epic fashion, Matt told one of his friends to hold his beer while he jumped to see what was on this fishing line. He tells wcvb.com, “I just saw the rod kind of start to go off behind him [his friend], the tip of it was bending and from there we just kind of ran over to it.  Right, when the line went tight you could see a big, gray shadow, and we all immediately knew it was probably a Great White.”  So, this wasn’t fishing off a boat in the ocean, this was RIGHT OFF THE BEACH!


The big one that got away


Matt Pieciak will always have a great story to tell and he has the video to prove it. The hook and line he was using to fish was not designed for bringing in a Great White Shark so the shark took his bait and disappeared back down underwater.  To see a shark so close to shore on Nauset Beach is terrifying for me.  Local officials warn to be aware when in the water, but OMG I can’t see what’s under the water, and to see a Great White Shark so close to shore is crazy! I bet no one decided to take a dip in the water to cool off after that adventure!


Speaking of the beach look at the 50 best beach towns to live in America

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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