Nags Head, NC – Sandi Bergman and her husband, Scott, are making waves after their video surfaced online.
On vacation in Nags Head, North Carolina…you can see them wading into the ocean water wearing more than just their bathing suits…and “our own personal shark cages!” Sandi said.
Made of PVC and plastic, the eye-catching gear caused quite a stir on the beach.
“A lifeguard came up to us and said, ‘what is that thing?,” Sandy said.
She says the homemade cages started as film props. “We went out there with the intention of filming a spoof about this guy who comes up with something called ‘block jaw. Your personal shark cage.’ It’s very crowded, it’s July, we start to set up and immediately people started to watch us,” Bergman said.
In a summer filled with violent shark attacks, not everyone was in on the joke, including the lifeguards.
“The reactions are all over the place? Some people are saying, ‘these people are idiots. How could they think that would protect them in any way?’ Others say, ‘it’s great, I love it, I want one,'” Bergman said.
But, for the couple, it’s all in good fun. “There’s so much serious going on in the world right now…we said, ‘let’s just do something lighthearted,'” Sandi said.
With the shark cage photos trending online…Bergman says she’s happy to make people “scream” with laughter.