A surfer has escaped an attack by great white shark on the central coast of California, on Saturday, but his board has sequelae.
Elinor Dempsey, 54, has told, that she was surfing off the beach of Morro Strand around 10 am, Saturday morning, when a shark appeared in the water and has bitten his board, leaving a wide trace of the bite out of 35 centimeters wide.
Ms. Dempsey has pushed his board in the direction of the shark while trying to stay away from it.
Other surfers who saw what had happened and warned all bathers out of the water. Some surfers have helped Ms. Dempsey to find his board, which she used to return to the beach.
The authorities have closed the beach for a period of 72 hours, and have installed warning signs on the other beaches in the area.
Experts will analyze the trace of bite and will try to determine the size of the shark.
A biologist from the us agency for protection of the wildlife that was by chance on the scene estimated that the shark was supposed to be an adult male measuring approximately 1.80 metres.
Elinor Dempsey told a local newspaper that she was shaken by his encounter with the shark, and that she could take a break from surfing for a while.