Shark Year Magazine, 17 August 2011.

According to the information site ‘Les Nouvelles de Tahiti’, an American surfer had a close encounter with a shark in Tahiti, French Polynesia, on August 16.

It is reported that the shark bit off a chunk of the surfboard, but the man was not injured during the attack.

He believes that he was attacked by a ‘grey reef shark’ ( Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos ).

The incident happened at a small pass between Te Ava Iti Vairao and Teahupoo on the south-west coast of the island .

Update, Aug 18: The surfer’s name is Adam D’Esposito. There is a video of his account in our Video Section (here).

Source: Les Nouvelles de Tahiti.