Nick Minogue, a surfer from Auckland New Zealand has told how he fought off a great white shark by giving it a right hook it in the eye after it attacked him.
Nick, was bitten by the shark yesterday whilst surfing at Pauanui Beach in New Zealand’s Coromandel region.
He told the world’s media after recovering from the bout with the shark “I was just paddling along and got hit on the side of my elbow and forearm.
“By the time I realised what was going on, its teeth were definitely latched on to the front section of the board.”
Mr Minogue, 60, said he had heard sharks don’t like being punched in the nose or eye.
“So I actually shouted at it ‘f***off!’ and went to punch it in the eye and missed,” he said.
“Then I pulled my fist back and shouted ‘f*** off!’ again and got it right smack bang in the eye. It’s quite a big eye, about three knuckles across, and its eye kind of looked up and rolled up.