North Shore Surfer Attacked By Shark

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A surfer was paddling out when he felt a tug on his board. Very quickly he realized he was being dragged underwater by a shark. It happened just after seven on Sunday morning at a popular surf spot called Silva’s channel in Mokuleia.

Some local surfers said they’re not sure, but they believe it was a dark gray tiger or reef shark that was about six feet long. Witnesses reported that the shark nearly chomped through the surf board missing the surfer by centimeters.

George Rio spoke to the shark attack victim just a few minutes after the encounter. “When he was paddling out, he felt something grab his board really hard and actually took him under the water. When it came up, it could have bit him, but he put the board towards the shark’s mouth instead of going for him, it went for the board,” said Rio. As for the victim’s reaction, Rio said, “he seemed like he was still in a daze… in shock like he cannot believe that a shark bit his board and could have bitten him.”

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