GoPro catches moment shark knocks 7-year-old boy from his surfboard
Here at Ozzy Man Reviews, we’ve got a lot of respect for the surfers out there. You blokes and sheilas have got balls of steel and lips of iron. Deadset, you hit up the water on even the coldest days, but that’s not all. Yeah, nah, you even do it on a flotation device that makes you look exactly like a bloody seal from down below. Considering the sharks live in the water – and eat seals – that’s brave as f**k. And before you go thinking no shark will ever bother you out there, check this video out…
In it, you’ll see seven-year-old legend, Chandler carving up the waves and catching the footage with his GoPro.
Him and his old man were surfing in the waters off New Smyrna Beach in Florida, and by all accounts, they were enjoying the s**t out of their trip, with Chandler perfecting his skills!
Little did they know, they were about to cross paths with a bloody shark. Have a squiz at the footage. One minute, Chandler’s ripping s**t up, the next, he’s plunged into the water by the rude-as-f**k shark.
Fortunately, the pelagic prick doesn’t seem to be sussing him out for a feed, he’s just caught the little whippersnapper on his way through. When you watch the vid, you’ll see Chandler rocking the Jesus Christ pose to get his balance set, only to have the bloody shark – which his dad reckons is a blacktip – careen into him.
Funnily enough, though, the encounter happened at such high speed, neither Chandler nor his old boy knew exactly what had happened until they watched the footage back later.
“What’s funny is, we didn’t even know that was a shark until we had come back in,” he reckons. “We surfed for another half hour after that. It didn’t faze him at all. He’s a little daredevil.”
Final thought: What we like most about this is that there’s no outrage about the proximity of the shark. Father and son are both just like, ‘Well, it’s his territory, mate,’ and we reckon that’s a top attitude. Of course, we also love that Chandler’s got plenty of years ahead of him in which to embellish the tale. By the time, he’s old enough to buy his old man a beer, this thing will have nearly snapped his board in half!
Just in case you missed it, here’s one of Ozzy’s classic commentary videos…Ozzy Man Reviews: Mick Fanning Vs Shark
Video Link: Shaun Moore