Thomas Browne was bitten by a shark just off Die Plaat beach in the De Kelders area.
The 19-year-old is recovering in hospital after being bitten by while surfing on Monday.
“They went into the water and the shark bit him from behind. He was bitten on his left eye but he’s fine. He went into surgery and is now recovering in hospital. He’s obviously very fortunate it wasn’t anything more serious.” Browne’s father Jeremy told Eye Witness News