Cal Poly student Nick Wapner was attacked by a 15-foot great white shark while surfing at Sand Spit in Montana de Oro State Park, just south of Morro Bay.
“Wapner received 50 stitches on both his legs after the shark clamped down from his right ankle to his left thigh. Luckily, Wapner was able to kick the shark off and didn’t sustain serious injuries to his limbs — and was able to get himself to the hospital by car. Montaña de Oro State Park Ranger Supervisor Robert Colligan said that Wapner was shaken up.” – San Luis Obispo News
State Park Supervisor Robert Colligan said it could have been an exploratory bite then let go.
Wapner did suffer a couple of deep wounds from the attack, but nothing life-threatening. The surfer has already expressed his interested in paddling back out after her recovers.