Man Surfs On Great White Shark
October 14, 2011 by staff
Man Surfs On Great White Shark, Doug Niblack was trying to catch a wave before going to work when your longboard hit something hard as a rock off the coast of Oregon and found himself standing in a great white shark thrashing.
Looking down, he saw a dorsal fin in front of his feet when he was in what he described as 10 feet (three meters) from the back as wide as his surfboard and as black as your wetsuit. A tail thrashed back and forth and the water stirred around.
“It was pretty scary to see just how out of nowhere and just being me,” he told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “And the flap out of the water. It was like the movies.”
Niblack seconds spent on the back of the great white shark on Monday in Seaside, Oregon, it was a rare but not unprecedented, according to Ralph Collier, president of the Shark Research Committee in Canoga Park, California, and Director of the Global Shark Attack File at Princeton, New Jersey.
He said he had spoken to a woman who was kayaking Catalina Island, California, in 2008, when a shark hit the kayak from below and sent it flying into the air. It then landed on the back of the shark, Collier said. “At the time the shark started swimming in the sea, so I jumped back,” said Collier.
Zach Vojtech of the U.S. Coast Guard Authorities said the unofficial record of encounters with sharks, but he had learned about the test Niblack was a member of service marks, Jake, who was nearby when he was thrown from his table.
Marks said he never saw the shark, but then saw Niblack stand, with water to produce around. Niblack joined in rowing as fast as he could toward the shore after seeing a great way to swim between them just under the surface.
“I have no reason to doubt that it was a shark out there,” Marks said. “With the damage to your table, the way he was crying and shaking after – no other explanation for that.”
Niblack estimated that he was standing on the shark of no more than three or four seconds. The dorsal fin board called him and dragged him for about one meter by its ankle strap. “I’m crying out for the bloody murder,” he said. “I’m screaming,” Shark! “I was sure I was not.”
In six years of surfing, Niblack said he had seen sharks in the water, but never so close. He said he had been dreaming about sharks, but he intended to return to surfing. When it does, you have a video camera waterproof your roommate gave you. He has also put a sticker on the bottom of your table to avoid the shark – a shark with a red circle and a bar above.
“I’ll definitely come back out,” he said. “It’s a hangover sucks right now. I’ll wait until it gets better, then go out again.”
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