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