I use to watch them wind surf on the Columbia river . You don`t have to worry about a great white. Last time I was out in California I came down from Seattle. Did the Johnson grove of redwoods and swim in that cold water along the coast. I love the back country of california. Stayed in Yosemite national park for a month when I was a kid. One of the best national parks we have . Like it better than Yellowstone. Good luck with the ankle. Been there and got that award. Little ice and a support bandage and if you stay off of it for three days you will be good as gold.