Strong Currents and Nirvana Under the Golden Gate Bridge
Yes, the currents are strong, very strong under the Golden Gate Bridge. True Nirvana just under the bridge and from there a fast ride until you are given permission to paddle for your life parallel to shore. Great White Sharks and various other shark species frequent this water, but no Great White has ever attacked a seal, sea lion, let alone a human, but still a humbling experience to share the water with these incredible creatures.
This paddle changed my life forever and will always remind me of the fragility of life–just as I left Cristie Fields towards the bridge, someone jumped and was found just as I was able to get out of the currents beyond the bar. My thoughts will always be with this person.