Jay Scrivner, a 45-year-old, was waiting for waves off the Northern California coast after surfing for
about two hours when a three metre great white bit his thigh and board. Out of nowhere he saw the shark’s teeth and nose and after he was bitten, he took a swing at the great white. The bite did not sever an artery or damage tendons but there was muscle tissue damage requiring 30 stitches. Another surfer survived a shark attack in the same area last year.