A surfer was fortunate to flee with a superficial scratch on his again, a torn wetsuit and tooth marks in his board when he was attacked by a shark on Tuesday off an Australian seashore.
Marcel Brundler, 37, estimated the shark that grabbed his board was a three-meter (10-foot) nice white shark. He was browsing close to Lorne, one hundred forty kilometers (ninety miles) southwest of the Victoria state capital Melbourne.
Bundler stated he punched the shark earlier than making his escape by catching a wave.
“At first I did not assume something of it, we’ve got plenty of dolphins within the water right here, however then I noticed it was huge, a lot greater,” Brundler stated.
“At some stage, it had me in its jaw. I used to be shouting and punching it whereas it attacked me,” he stated.
“I used to be actually, actually fortunate this wave popped up out of nowhere,” he added.
Lucas Von Graevenitz Sanchez stated he watched the assault by way of his binoculars from the shore.
“The shark was large,” Von Graevenitz Sanchez stated.
Police stated Brundler was remarkably calm after the assault.
“The shark left chew marks in his board and tore at his wetsuit … however he has no accidents. He was very, very fortunate,” Police Senior Constable Mick Atkinson stated.
“There have been 4 surfers within the water on the time they usually paddled in fairly shortly after that,” Atkinson added.
Regardless of the ordeal, Brundler stated he would in all probability surf once more subsequent week.
“Perhaps not alone although, will probably be slightly scary,” he stated.