Published On: Mon, Aug 31st, 2015

Surfer Escapes After Shark Chomps Board

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(NEWSER) – A surfer escaped injury yesterday after a great white shark bit her board off California’s central coast. Elinor Dempsey, 54, of Los Osos, California, said she was surfing at Morro Strand State Beach, just north of Morro Bay, around 10am when a shark swam under her board and chomped on it, leaving an approximately 14-inch wide bite mark. Dempsey pushed her board toward the shark as she jumped off. Other surfers who saw the attack warned everyone else to get out of the water. Some of the surfers helped Dempsey reunite with her board, and she got back on it to get to shore. “First I thought it was a dolphin and I thought, ‘What the hell is he doing?’ ” she tells the San Luis Obispo Tribune. “And he kind of landed on my board. Then I realized he had taken a chunk. And I was, like, that’s not what dolphins do.”

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