Kauai Surfer “Pounds On” Shark

As reported on www.kitv.com

A surfer had his board nipped by a shark at a Kauai beach Tuesday morning, according to officials.

It happened at about 7:45 a.m. at Kalihiwai Bay.

Bruce Orth, 51, was sitting on his board waiting for waves when he saw the shadow of a shark come up under him and then latch on to the railing of his surfboard.

“He came straight up and latched onto the side of the board. I’m looking straight down at this thing and I thought the head looked like a foot-and-a-half across. And I thought get this thing off my board. So, I pounded on it and kind of had to push it off,” Orth said.

Says Orth,