Shark Attacks Kayak, Kayaker Escapes Unharmed

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PACIFICA, CA (KTVI) – A California man came face to face with a fearsome fish and lived to tell the tale.

Micah Flanaburg was kayaking with friends at Pacifica State Beach near San Francisco Tuesday shortly before 5 p.m., The Inquisitr reports. According to The Inquisitr, Flanaburg said he felt a huge splash of water behind him, then watched in horror as a great white shark chomped down on his kayak and began shaking the boat around in the water.

Pacifica police Capt. Joe Spanheimer told the San Francisco Chronicle that out of nowhere, the shark stopped biting the kayak, circled it, then swam away. The Christian Science Monitor notes that Flanaburg returned to shore without injury.

According to CSM, most shark attacks off California shores occur between July and November. During these months, sharks are drawn to the shore by sea lions and seals.

By: Christina Santiago Turner