In the meantime, Archibald was involved in a gruesome battle for survival. “The night was carnage”, he said. “I had sharks swimming past me. I got stung by a jelly fish. Seagulls even tried to pick my eyes out and I have got big holes in my nose.”
“It was insane, just insane. I actually gave up.”
Still, Archibald says he pulled himself together and managed to swim and tread water for 28 hours – although he says he nearly drowned eight times.
NEW YORK - One stunned surfer came within feet of a fully-grown, great white shark while surfing near New York City.
The surfer’s camera picked up the image when he was riding the waves off Rockaway Beach in Queens this past October.
He didn’t even know about the shark until he got home and checked out the footage.
Out of Australia today comes another incredible story about a surfer who was out minding his own business on the waves when out of nowhere came a shark! It’s usually the surfers you hear about getting attacked, because they are among the few with the guts enough to be out that far in the ocean where god knows what is lurking … and the guts to know exactly what to do if that happens. The 29-year-old survivor of this recent shark attack could have lost a lot more than a few fingers and some bite-marked shaped flesh if he had not done what he did out there off Macquarie, north of Sydney.
‘Friends’ push pal in water ahead of oncoming shark as prank
Source: New York Daily News
LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kauai Police Department says a shark attacked a surfer Wednesday afternoon at Pakala’s surf spot on the west side of the island.
According to police the a 60-year-old man identified by friends only as “Lorrin” from Kalaheo was attacked by a shark while surfing with two friends at a west side surf break known as “Pakala’s.”
MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — A 14-year-old surfer was paddling in at dusk Monday when he felt something hit his foot.
Kai Rittgers saw a tannish-gray blur in the water near his surfboard.
“It was like this sharp little pain, then I kind of sat up really quick and saw it was a shark,” Kai said. The boy said he shook his left foot, which left the 2- to 3-foot shark “squirming around on the board” for a few seconds.
Source: USA Today
MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Andrae Martinez of California took some incredible video of a great white shark on Sunday, and you’ll be surprised at who was in the water nearby.
The shark sighting happened at the same time as the “Coldwater Classic” surfing competition was also taking place in Monterey Bay.
A veteran surfer killed in a shark attack Tuesday suffered a massive wound to the torso, officials said.
Officials said a great white shark, estimated at 15 to 16 feet in length, attacked the man.
Francisco Javier Solorio Jr., 39, was an avid surfer who had frequented the spot since he was a boy. He is survived by his wife and their young daughter.
Source: Los Angeles Times
A 21-year-old surfer who was bitten on the arm by a shark drove himself to a fire station for treatment Tuesday, authorities said.
Paramedics treated him for a wound on his arm and took him to the Sebastian River Medical Center, Burkeen said.
The bite was not life-threatening, paramedics said.