April 8, 2016
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

WATCH: Shark vs. SUP

Shark vs. Stand Up Paddler

Shark vs. SUPLocal paddler Maximo Trinidad making new friends in Jupiter, Florida yesterday. Maybe the shark just wanted to surf tandem?(video credit: Maximo Trinidad)

Posted by SUP Racer on Friday, April 8, 2016

Meanwhile, in Florida…

Check out this clip of local paddler Maximo Trinidad, who got a little more than he bargained for while surfing Corner’s Beach in Jupiter, Florida yesterday. Maximo had his GoPro running when a shark smashed into the side of his board just after he took off on a wave, sending him tumbling and producing the classic response of “Holy shit!!”

Hats off to Maximo – he got straight back on his board and paddled out for another wave, apparently unphased by an encounter that probably would’ve sent most people scrambling for the shore.

Apparently it was a spinner shark, which isn’t a particularly large threat to humans (there’s never been a fatality, though there have been several mild attacks). But regardless of what kinda shark it is, that’s surely gotta get your adrenaline pumping. Classic.

Maximo has actually became a bit of a local celebrity in the past 24 hours, getting a few interviews on the local nightly news as a result of his encounter.

Maybe the shark just wanted to surf tandem?