HERE’S TROUBLE – 1 OCTOBER 2005 – SUNNY COVE, FALSE BAY, SOUTH AFRICA – SURFSKIER ATTACKED
Trevor Wright, 55, was paddling his surfski about 80 metres from Sunny Cove in False Bay, South Africa just after 3pm on Saturday 1 October when a four-metre Great White attacked the front of the surfski, puncturing the fiberglass with four tooth marks.
Wright was unharmed.
He told the media: my first thought was “here’s trouble” when he felt a “hell of a knock” on the back of his surfski and realized it was too deep for him to have hit rocks.
The shark then appeared at the front of his surfski and came out of the water to bite the front of Wright’s surfski, according to his friend Alan Weston who witnessed the attack from his surfski nearby.
“I still have this vision of the shark’s open jaw and eye,” Wright said.
He was too far from the shark to hit it with his paddle.
The shark released the surfski and dived. Wright and Weston then paddled to the shore and alerted the authorities.
“If I’d fallen in the water, it could have been far worse,” a clearly relieved Wright told media.