WATCH: Shark vs. SUP
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?