A great white shark attacked a fisherman and his kayak late Tuesday afternoon, shocking locals around the Pacifica State Beach. According to police reports, the shark attack took place only 200 yards from shore. A fisherman, Micah Flanaburg, was fishing with his father-in-law when suddenly a great white shark exploded from beneath the water to attack the kayak.
According to Flanaburg in an interview with San Francisco’s KPIX, the shark first came from underneath the boat and began to violently shake it back and forth. After shaking the boat and failing to rip meaty morsels from its hull, the seemingly frustrated shark swam a complete lap around the small sea vessel and then left the area. Flanaburg reports that the attack only lasted a few seconds, but those seconds felt much longer.
Flanaburg said the scariest moment of the Pacifica shark attack took place during the shark’s frustrated predator’s circle around the boat, ’cause it swam back around and I thought he was going to come back and take another bite, right where my legs were.”