Oregon Surfer Accidentally Rides Shark

Great white knocks man, man stands up

Oct 13, 2011
Outside Magazine

An Oregon surfer accidentally went for a ride on a great white shark after it knocked his board out from under his feet. Doug Niblack was surfing near Seaside, Oregon, when he felt his board hit what he thought was a rock, but then found himself standing on the shark's back. "It was pretty terrifying just seeing the shape emerge out of nothing and just being under me," Niblack told the Associated Press. While rare, encounters like Niblack's are not unknown. In 2008, a woman paddling near Catalina Island ended up on a great white's back after the fish slammed her kayak out from under her.

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