A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A 25-year-old Hawaii surfer and former boxer went several rounds with a shark and won.
Jeff Horton tells The Garden Island (http://bit.ly/16t74Gl) that he punched a shark that bit down on his surfboard. He was able to get away uninjured.
He had been surfing three hours early Sunday near Kilauea when he saw a dark shape approaching.
The shark clamped down on his surfboard. Horton was knocked off and onto the shark.
Horton held a fin with one hand and punched the shark about eight times, finally jamming a knuckle into its eye.
The shark spit out the board and flung Horton into the air. Horton climbed back on his board and paddled to shore safely.
His board has a semi-circle bite mark.
Information from: The Garden Island, http://thegardenisland.com/