Mike Higgins, 42, was surfing with friends when he felt the shark brush against him in the water. It then bit his foot his foot and let go.
“It had a little bite then let go after a couple of seconds. I was pretty scared,” he told the press.
The incident took place around 10am on 12 June 2012 off Port Campbell on Victoria’s south east coast, Australia.
A friend took him to Geelong Hospital where he was treated for a small gash, and later discharged.
It was not reported what type of shark it was.