Looking into the Jaws of a Great White Shark – The Story of Shannon Ainslie

This story blew me right off my chair coughing up my coffee, and had me reconsider today's regular Sunday Surf Trip. Everybody knows there are no sharks around Lisbon,  but my next dip into the cold ocean was no doubt gonna be tense and edgy.

What you are about to read is one amazing testimonial in faith, and the most unbelievable true story of survival that side of the Vatican. It is the only clip in the world of two sharks  simoultaneously attacking a surfer. You don't even have to take my word for it - You can watch it.

The story was published on October 7th, 2013 in The Surf Channel.

At just 15 years of age, Shannon Ainslie was mauled by two 15 ft (4.5 meter) great white sharks while surfing Nahoon Reef in East London, South Africa.

About an hour into his surf, Shannon was riding a wave when two sharks attacked him. The shark on the left struck the surfboard underneath launching him into the air. Upon plunging  back into the sea under the surface - the shark bit Shannon's right hand dragging him deeper. During this time, the shark on the right went for his head and shoulders, but it missed him, because the shark on the left got in the way.

In his own words: "I remember staring the shark face-to-face underwater with its mouth wide open. I could see its one eye just staring into my face… It was super close. I could’ve reached to touch it or stick my hand in its mouth. Then, it swam past me, slowly turned around and then shoved me forward deeper under the water from behind"

Read the entire story published in Surf Channel on October 7th, 2013 here

Watch two great white sharks attack Shannon Ainslie in the below clip



11 Replies to “Looking into the Jaws of a Great White Shark – The Story of Shannon Ainslie”

  1. A great white shark, a hunter of the sea, true a creature of destruction, i have a friend, whom lives in the sea, for years than human has ever lived…

    To my point, they capture said friend, scientist,they wanted only to dissect my friend, nonetheless, pick-up said friend from the past brought to today, she now live back in the sea, now human, have not changed in thousand of years…

    However said friend, now know of my other sais friend the one’s you alway shot at!

    funny how life breathe’s


    1. Nature is nature – always truthful, without emotions. Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.

    1. Thanks for your comment.
      True, it seems like a miracle. Seems like some kind of confirmation that the guy in question was destined to spend a little longer still on this planet … !

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