A 10-year-old surfer (not immediately named in press reports) had his board bitten by what is presumed to be a 6-8 foot bull shark while surfing in a contest at The Washout on Folly Beach in South Carolina. The incident happened around 5.30pm on Sunday 11 August 2013.
A witness on the beach said the shark got tangled in his leash. The shark then latched onto his board. The boy managed to undo his leash and swim away from the board. He was not injured.
Two other surfers swam out an helped the boy to shore.
The contest — the S.C. Governor’s Cup of Surfing – was stopped and postponed to September.
10-year-old surfer talks to media.
Screen grab from video on WISTV