Kayaker great white attack, Man says he survived shark attack, A kayaker who was fishing with friends off the coast of Central California claims he was attacked by a great white shark and that he escaped without any injuries. The man claims the shark knocked him from his kayak and his friends watched as he got launched into the air.
Kayaker Great White Attack, Shark Bit Hole in Boat, A kayaker's great white attack upended his small boat, and because of the shark, he will probably avoid the ocean for some time.
Kayaker Joey Nocchi, 30, along with friends James Byon and Matt Kerschke were out fishing Saturday in Cambria, California when their boat was attacked by what was believed to be a great white shark. The shark bit the boat so hard that Nocchi flew from it, landing in the water close to the predator.
"I got hit from underneath and started coming up out of the water," Nocchi told the San Luis Obispo County Tribune. "My buddies said I came out of the water 4 to 5 feet -- it flipped me over the side. The shark rolled the whole kayak over, rolled me out of it, and he went over the top of it. He swam across me -- his tail touched me."
Because Nocchi had flown into the water, he couldn't see the shark coming for him, but Byon and Kerschke alleged that the animal was ready to kill him.
The bite the great white took out of the kayak was about 22 inches wide, according to the men, which had capsized the small boat. While Kerschke attempted to get to the paddle, Nocchi swam back to the kayak.
Nocchi realized being on the boat did not ensure his safety, however. After getting the paddle, he headed back to shore with the kayak taking on water. He realized how important it was that he fished with friends, and made a decision regarding the incident.