Man Surfs Shark

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Man Surfs Shark

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A man surfing off the coast of Oregon found his surf board replaced with a three-meter-long great white shark.

According to Doug Niblack, a surfer of six years, he was trying to catch one last wave before going to work when his longboard hit something as "hard as a rock." The "something" in this case, turned out to be a great white shark. Niblack stumbled, then found himself on the back of the shark as it thrashed back and forth, presumably quite upset because someone had just hit it with a surfboard. Niblack remained atop the shark for three or four glorious seconds - presumably with this track playing in the background - before submitting to gravity and absolute terror and falling off.

"It was pretty terrifying just seeing the shape emerge out of nothing and just being under me," he told the Associated Press. "And the fin coming out of the water. It was just like the movies."

Now it all sounds a bit suspicious doesn't it? Especially the part where he mentions that this took place before work. "I accidentally surfed a shark," sounds like a hastily composed excuse for turning up late to work if I ever heard one. However, Niblack's story was confirmed by off-duty US coastguard Jake Marks, who claimed that though he didn't see the Shark, he did see Niblack "Suddenly stand up with water churning all around him."

"I have no reason to doubt there was a shark out there," said Marks. "With the damage to his board, the way he was yelling and trembling afterwards - there is no other explanation for that."

Niblack claims to have taken the encounter in his stride, and he's even added a jolly little "no sharks" sticker to the bottom of his longboard, but he hasn't gone back out in the water quite yet. "I'll definitely go back out," he said. "It's just the surf sucks right now. I'll wait until that gets better, then go back out."

Source: The Guardian

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Literally jumping the shark it seems?

Still, pretty cool. Nice way to break the ice in conversations.

Now that is awesome. And by awesome I mean shit-my-pants-out-of-terror awesome.

poor shark, only came over for a snack and got some surfer on his back

The shark didn't ask for this...

Also, this isn't that impressive. I once rode 3 sharks while doing the tango. While on fire

I am finding it difficult to come up with a good "jumped the shark" pun, give me a bit.
OT: Well that's pretty impressive, and to come out of it with all limbs intact is even more impressive.

Video or it did not happen, because i know im not the only one that thought this.

If no one else saw the shark, how do they know it was a Great White?

Unless Great Whites are the only sharks in the area...

Now that's what I call a fish story. "I swear you guys! It was long enough to ride on! And I rode it! Woulda had him too if the damn Coast Guard hadn't showed up and pulled me off him!"

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This man is badass. He deserves a medal. For being so fucking hardcore.

Looks like the shark....just got jumped.
YEAAAAAAAAAHHH!

This man has ascended to godhood. I hope he has fun being all transcendental and shit. He can surf on space whales and universe endings now, actually.

the spud:

Also, this isn't that impressive. I once rode 3 sharks while doing the tango. While on fire

Oh yeah? Well, I once rode 7 sharks, while juggling 30 flaming knives strapped to chainsaws. While being a BEAR.

On another note, this man now has a good story to tell his grandchildren if/when he gets a few.

Sounds like something the Most Interesting Man in the World would do... or the RiDQulous ads for Dairy Queen.

Sharks arent that tough or scary. Tell me when this man fights a honeybadger.

still, pretty cool, I suppose. be more cool if he actually did it on purpose and made it the official 8 seconds. Though i cant imagine that was comfortable on his feet.

The Thinker:

the spud:

Also, this isn't that impressive. I once rode 3 sharks while doing the tango. While on fire

Oh yeah? Well, I once rode 7 sharks, while juggling 30 flaming knives strapped to chainsaws. While being a BEAR.

On another note, this man now has a good story to tell his grandchildren if/when he gets a few.

So? I once fought an alien on the wings of an Boeing 747 in flight using a flaming hot baked potato as a weapon while eating a bear

Real men surf whales naked... in space!

the spud:

The Thinker:

the spud:

Also, this isn't that impressive. I once rode 3 sharks while doing the tango. While on fire

Oh yeah? Well, I once rode 7 sharks, while juggling 30 flaming knives strapped to chainsaws. While being a BEAR.

On another note, this man now has a good story to tell his grandchildren if/when he gets a few.

So? I once fought an alien on the wings of an Boeing 747 in flight using a flaming hot baked potato as a weapon while eating a bear

Big deal. One time I rode 12 sharks who were all piloting robot dinosaurs, while battling pirates with nothing but two cheese graters and some hot grease, while balancing 30 plates on my head, reciting Shakespeare and ending world hunger with my feet. And I was eating wizzard bears.

IN SPACE.

Phlakes:
This man has ascended to godhood. I hope he has fun being all transcendental and shit. He can surf on space whales and universe endings now, actually.

I wish this board had a like button. You'd get one just for referencing space whales.

How do we know that this guy isn't just an enormous pussy and it was actually an escaped dolphin?

algalon:
Looks like the shark....just got jumped.
YEAAAAAAAAAHHH!

You need this

Anyway, damn ninja's stealing jumping the shark.

On a serious note: Holy shit. Good thing he didn't get eaten, right?

Well if it's true I want to buy that man a beer.

Surfing on a shark.... yeh lol.

-Dragmire-:
If no one else saw the shark, how do they know it was a Great White?

Unless Great Whites are the only sharks in the area...

eather tiger or great white are the only sharks that big in the area

but tigers don't hunt things that float on the water so it was a great white

Dfskelleton:

the spud:

The Thinker:
Oh yeah? Well, I once rode 7 sharks, while juggling 30 flaming knives strapped to chainsaws. While being a BEAR.

On another note, this man now has a good story to tell his grandchildren if/when he gets a few.

So? I once fought an alien on the wings of an Boeing 747 in flight using a flaming hot baked potato as a weapon while eating a bear

Big deal. One time I rode 12 sharks who were all piloting robot dinosaurs, while battling pirates with nothing but two cheese graters and some hot grease, while balancing 30 plates on my head, reciting Shakespeare and ending world hunger with my feet. And I was eating wizzard bears.

IN SPACE.

YOU SPELLES WIZARD INCORRECTLY[/grammar Nazi]

OT: So? I did all that this morning just to see the looks on the sharks faces

And who need two cheese graters? All I nees is a stick with a carrot on the end of it and some Groucho Marx glasses.

Three or four seconds is a very long time to stand on a shark. I'm not saying it didn't happen but three or four seconds?

Blue Hero:
How do we know that this guy isn't just an enormous pussy and it was actually an escaped dolphin?

Everyone knows Dolphins are both tame and horny. If it was a Dolphin it wouldn't have panicked, and it would probably also try to sex him up afterwards!

Oh and it would scream. Dolphins are screamers, you know this!

Blue Hero:
How do we know that this guy isn't just an enormous pussy and it was actually an escaped dolphin?

Hey dolphins are the jerks of the sea, they'll kill you for giggles.

the spud:

Dfskelleton:

the spud:

So? I once fought an alien on the wings of an Boeing 747 in flight using a flaming hot baked potato as a weapon while eating a bear

Big deal. One time I rode 12 sharks who were all piloting robot dinosaurs, while battling pirates with nothing but two cheese graters and some hot grease, while balancing 30 plates on my head, reciting Shakespeare and ending world hunger with my feet. And I was eating wizzard bears.

IN SPACE.

YOU SPELLES WIZARD INCORRECTLY[/grammar Nazi]

OT: So? I did all that this morning just to see the looks on the sharks faces

And who need two cheese graters? All I nees is a stick with a carrot on the end of it and some Groucho Marx glasses.

So your spelling spelled wrong on purpose, right Mr. Nazis?

Woooo he's from my state. This guy is a badass, not just for surfing on a shark but for surfing on the Oregon Coast in October. The water is probably freezing, although the water is cold all year round to be honest. It's the worst part of the state's beaches, the water is freezing.

TheVioletBandit:

So your spelling spelled wrong on purpose, right Mr. Nazis?

Uh, I mean, yeah! That was totally on purpose. I was being ironic (whew, that was a close one).

Move aside Henry Winkler, there's a new cool guy in town.

*reads title*

Huh?

*reads it all*

O.O

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Give this man a medal. Who else can claim this and not be pulling it out of their ass?

I'm glad he was alive to tell it- because he rode an angry shark that got hit by his surf board. So, to me I would think the shark would of chased him down after falling into the water but guess the shark just wanted to get away him/herself.

Only question is: How did he know it was a Great White? If anything, it could of been a dolphin *shrug*.

This is Notch Johnson saying ride the big one.

Doug: Hey Joe, how did your weekend pan out?

Joe: Just plain awesome! Went and saw a concert with the guys. What'd you do?

Doug: Nothing much. Just went surfing. On a shark.

Joe: O.O

Doug: *sips coffee*

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