13-foot tiger shark attacks kayak in Queensland

A man paddling his kayak off Sunshine Coast, Queensland, had a shocking experience Nov. 14 when a 13-foot tiger shark attacked. Kyle Roberts, 31, was floating in his boat around 6:50 a.m. about a mile off Moffat Beach when his kayak was hit so hard by the shark, he was knocked out of it and into the water. “It hit side-on with such force it ejected me and flipped the kayak,” he told The Courier Mail. “I landed in the water about [seven feet] away and looked to see it…

Shark attacks kayaker in New Zealand

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A shark attacked a kayaker off the coast of New Zealand October 23. David Lomas was cruising the waters off Takapuna Beach around 9 a.m. when his kayak started shaking.   The investigative journalist and television host for TV 3’s Lost & Found was around 55 yards from shore and alone. “The kayak just started shuddering. It went on for about 10 seconds. My first thought was I’d hit a rock, but it’s a place where I swim a lot in summer and I know there are no rocks there,”…

Girl thrown from kayak by great white shark

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A kayaker was thrown into the air by a great white shark off the coast of South Australia. Sarah William was kayaking near her family, who were fishing for squid, off Normanville October 22. An estimated 14-foot (4.5m) great white shark attacked the 15-year-old‘s kayak from underneath knocking Williams and her kayak into the air. “It was like a car had hit her out of the water and then the kayak was launched, and then she was launched out of it into the water,” Sarah’s brother Mitchell Williams told ABC…

California kayaker knocked into water by great white shark

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A kayaker had a run in with a great white shark off San Mateo County, California. Pat Conroy and a friend were fishing off Bean Hollow State Beach August 1. The duo had been fishing in the calm water for about an hour when Conroy started cutting up bait. That’s when the shark hit and knocked the retired marine scientist into the water. “It hit like a freight train,” he told the Half Moon Bay Review. “I have the image of the shark’s head, three feet out of the water,…

Sharks bite paddleboard and kayak near Santa Barbara, California

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Thursday saw some serious shark activity off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Bret Jackson was kayaking July 20 around 350 feet east of Stearns Wharf, when a great white shark came from below and bit his kayak from the side. “It came out of nowhere, and the first thing I saw was a giant jaw near my face,” Jackson told Noozhawk. “It was fast, and the shark was hungry.” “It bit on to the kayak next to my arm and side, dove me on the kayak sideways a few…

Shark bites kayak in California

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A 1-mile radius of coastline has been closed by the City of Santa Cruz after a kayak was bitten by a great white shark. Steve Lawson was paddling off West Cliff and Pelton Avenue July 11 around 11:00 a.m. when he felt something bump his kayak. He looked into the water and saw a great white shark, which bit his kayak and left a 12-inch bite mark. Lawson was knocked into the water and hung onto his kayak,  but never saw the shark again. He was able to use his…

Shark bites kayak off Queensland Coast

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Gavin Kleidon has been rescued by marine police after a shark bit his kayak off the Queensland Coast. The 39-year-old was 5 miles (8 km) offshore in Moreton Bay when the shark bit a large chunk of his 21-foot (6.5m) kayak. He had around 30 minutes left in his paddle when he was chucked into the water.  He knew something big had bitten his craft as he watched the tail float off. “I was paddling along minding my own business, it was all good, and next thing, bam! I was…