Swim At Your Own Risk: Close Call For Surfer!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Close Call For Surfer!

A 25-year-old man survived a close call with a shark Wednesday evening while surfing at a popular surfing spot known as the Mavericks in northern California. The shark attacked him around 5 p.m. just an eighth of a mile offshore.

"I was laying down on my board, and it knocked me out of the water," West said. "My board got knocked two feet out of the water. I waited for the turbulence to end. I didn't know what it was."

The surfer was unharmed... not a single scratch. But the shark left his calling card... a tooth was found embedded in his mangled board.

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