It's one thing to see a shark swim near your boat.

It's something entirely different when that shark is a big, great white shark and it starts circling your boat!

SoJO 104.9 FM logo
Get our free mobile app

That's what happened to some guys fishing not far off the beach in Sea Isle City this past Saturday. reports that Jim Piazza and his son and his son's friend were fishing about a mile off the coast when they had an encounter with a shark, estimated at about 12 feet long.

U.S. Coast Guard Cape May
U.S. Coast Guard Cape May

Not long after the encounter with the shark, the group was met by the U.S. Coast Guard for a safety check. Piazza and company shared the story, and the Coast Guard shared Piazza's video:

There you have it! In case you didn't know, the ocean has sharks! :)

SOURCE: and U.S. Coast Guard Cape May via Facebook

8 sharks you may find off New Jersey's coast

Amazing, Terrifying Sharks Seen in New Jersey & Around the World

More From SoJO 104.9 FM