Surfer will continue after shark attack
First reported by Thisisinsider.com
- Remember the tagline from the movie Jaws? “You’ll never go in the water again” the posters claimed. Perhaps that advice should be heeded more often.
- A California surfer had a pretty bad morning on Tuesday after encountering a shark off the coast of Montana de Oro State Park, resulting in bites to his right ankle and left thigh.
- While Nick Wapner says he’s happy to be alive after the attack, the injury required 50 stitches to close up the wounds.
- The 19-year-old won’t hang up his board though, admitting, “But I’ll just take it one day at a time.”
- When at the beach, do shark attacks cross your mind?
- Do you know how to protect yourself?
- Nick Wapner, 19, was surfing with friends off of Montana de Oro State Park on California’s Central Coast when he was bit by a shark on Tuesday.
- He was preparing for an incoming wave when he says the shark swam up from under him and bit his ankle and left thigh.
- Wapner described the shark to the park ranger supervisor, Robert Colligan, as a 15-foot-long great white with an 18-inch dorsal fin.
- The teen, a student at California Polytechnic State University, had to get 50 stitches in his legs.
A 19-year-old surfer survived a shark attack off of California’s Central Coast on Tuesday morning after kicking the 15-foot great white away as it bet his legs.
Nick Wapner, a student at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, was surfing with friends off the coast of Montana de Oro State Park when the attack occurred, the Tribune of San Luis Obispo reported.
Robert Colligan, the park ranger supervisor, told The Tribune that Wapner described the shark as a 15-foot-long great white with an 18-inch dorsal fin.
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"All of a sudden, my feet just went straight up in the air and I just felt like this tremendous pressure around my ankles and my legs," Nick Wapner said. "And I looked, and it was this massive shark." https://t.co/idAAgvBSDV pic.twitter.com/FyrLJRhF4D
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A California surfer survived a shark attack by kicking the 15-foot great white as it bit both of his legs https://t.co/eibWRJJ2a1
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