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October 14, 2011
Surfer Rides Great White Shark Off Oregon Coast - 3

Surfer Doug Niblack got the ride of his life on Monday when what he believes to be a great white shark attacked him and his board.

Niblack was surfing in “the cove” near Seaside, Oregon when a 10 to 12 foot shark slammed into his board. The jolt knocked him off his board and onto the back of the shark. Being a surfer – or scared for his life – Niblack stood up and rode the shark for several seconds.

At one point the shark lifted him out of the water to knee level. When the shark dove for deeper water Niblack found himself completely back in the water and scared to death. “And that was the scariest part,” Niblack told KATU News. “When I didn’t know where it was anymore.” Rather than wait for the shark to return, Niblack paddled to shore with what I imagine was supersonic speed. Biologists say that, although rare, great whites do frequent the waters off Oregon.

And yes, there were witnesses to this event.

The thing I find most unbelievable about this story is that people surf off the coast of Oregon. Isn’t it cold as sin up there?

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from pineywoods wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Gayne, I often found sin to be a rather heated and sweaty affair. Fun, too. Nobody has fun like a backsliding Baptist.

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from squirrelman7 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Sharks skin would probably make a good grip, rough as it is.

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from Sven_Katur wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Gayne - Interestingly, the answer to your question, and the question he undoubtedly answered, are both "wetsuit"

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from Sven_Katur wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Gayne - Interestingly, the answer to your question, and the question he undoubtedly answered, are both "wetsuit"

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from pineywoods wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Gayne, I often found sin to be a rather heated and sweaty affair. Fun, too. Nobody has fun like a backsliding Baptist.

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from squirrelman7 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Sharks skin would probably make a good grip, rough as it is.

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