Surfer, 60, fights Great White by shouting ‘f *** off’ and looking it in the eye after the 10ft shark has bit his New Zealand arm
- Nick Minogue was left with blood dripping from his wetsuit as he rushed to the shore
- Great white shark bit his arm and chewed on the surfboard on Pauanui Beach
- He was left with holes in his wetsuit and a wound on his arm
A 60-year-old surfer fought a Great White by yelling at it to “go away!” and hit it in the eyes after it bit its arm off the coast of New Zealand.
Nick Minogue was left with blood dripping from his wetsuit after the 10ft shark jaws hit him and his plate as he fell back from catching waves on Pauanui Beach, east of Auckland.
The authorities closed the beach for two hours after the attack.
“I actually called to” go off! “and went to slap him in the eyes and missed,” he told the New Zealand Herald.
A 60-year-old surfer fought a Great White by yelling at it to “go away!” and hit it after it bit its arm off the coast of New Zealand (file image)
“Then I pulled back my fist and shouted” f *** off! ” again and got it right in the eyes. It’s a fairly large eye, about three knuckles left and its eye looked up and rolled up.
“Between the two punches, it cracked more on the board and then loosened its teeth, got its jaws off, and then I was brushed by the dorsal fin and tail and it swam away.”
Mr. Minogue was left with two tooth holes in his wetsuit. Although, fortunately, only one has pierced his skin.
Images posted online show his injury alongside teeth and scratches on the front of his surfboard.
Authorities closed beach in Pauanui, east of Auckland, for two hours after the attack (photo)
Describing the moment he was attacked, he said: ‘I was pretty far away, there was a pretty strong swell. I was just paddling and was hit on the side of my elbow and forearm.
“By the time I realized what was going on, they were certainly clipped to the front part of the board.”
He was attacked on Saturday before 11.30 am. Since 2017, there have been 12 deadly shark attacks in New Zealand.