Shark Attacks Surfer in California & Takes Chuck Out of Surfboard

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A great white shark bit a large chunk out of a woman’s surfboard last weekend at Morro Strand State Beach near San Luis Obispo, CA. 

Elinor and her shark bitten board.
Elinor and her shark bitten board.

Elinor Dempsey was shook up but completely uninjured after her shark encounter on Saturday morning. 

Elinor and her shark bitten board.
Elinor and her shark bitten board.

The shark reportedly swam around her, under her, then finally towards the nose of her board before deciding to take a big bit out of the board.

“I was sitting on my board relaxing. I saw a large object, it was the color of a dolphin.  It bit my board, realized it wasn’t a dolphin…and I just turned around and just started swimming,” Dempsey told a reporter shortly after the attack.” – Elinor Dempsey told KSBY-TV.

Morro Strand State Beach, where the attack occurred.
Morro Strand State Beach, where the attack occurred.

The shark attack/encounter sent Elinor and many other people at the Central California beach swimming for their lives.

State park officials posted a 72-hour warning for the beach after the shark attack.

Elinor stated that she would certainly continue to surf.

Elinor and her shark bitten board.
Elinor and her shark bitten board.

Learn more about Great White Shark attacks here:

Pacific Coast Great White Shark Attack Report


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