Shark bites boy’s surfboard during SC contest

I surfed at this beach when I went to college in Charleston. This is not the type of story you like to hear and lucky no one was actually hurt. These beach is very popular with the surfers and provides descent waves because of the river’s channel running along the beach making it a shallow to deep fast compared to Hilton Head where is stays shallow further out. Bull Sharks are found through out the world in coastal areas and has even been found in certain fresh water rivers around the world.

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Shark bites boy’s surfboard during SC contest

An 8-foot bull shark bit a boy’s surfboard during a competition on Folly Beach, but the 10-year-old boy was able to swim to safety.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( ) the boy was able to escape Sunday when he unhooked his leash. Two other surfers swam out and helped the boy to shore.

Nancy Hussey is a director of the Southern South Carolina District of the Eastern Surfing. She says she saw the scene unfold and thinks the shark got tangled in the leash.

After the attack, contest workers cleared the water and the remaining competitions were postponed until next month.

Bull sharks are known for their aggression and swimming in warm, shallow waters. But officials say such attacks in the area have been rare.